Virginia Henderson

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, February 12, 2016
Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church
110 N. Preston
Kincaid, Kansas, United States

Obituary of Virginia D. Henderson

Virginia D. Henderson, age 93, of Kincaid, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kansas.

She was born December 21, 1922 in Bourbon County, Kansas, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Reynolds) Jackson. Virginia graduated from Mildred High School with the Class of 1943.

Virginia married Olin M. Henderson on November 26, 1945. They made their home on the farm southeast of Kincaid where this union was blessed with two daughters.

She started as a cook at the Kincaid Grade School after raising her children, later becoming a janitor. She later worked for Thompson Poultry in Iola, Kansas, then as a State Meat Inspector until retirement.

She enjoyed puttering around in the flower bed and garden. Virginia's greatest passion was her grandchildren's sporting events, hardly ever missing a game. She also loved going to the coffee shops with her close friends. Virginia also enjoyed cooking, baking pies, and watching the hummingbirds on the porch.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Esther Jackson; husband Olin Henderson; two sisters, Kathrine Deer; Lorene Mann; and one brother, Glen Jackson.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Church of Colony, Kansas; Linda Russell of Kincaid, Kansas; six grandchildren, Dana Tremblay and husband Troy; Melissa Starkey; Stephanie Church; Bret L. Houk and wife Kenda; C.W. Houk and wife Loren; and Becky Potter and husband Daniel; great grandchildren, Sage, Tate and Kade Tremblay; Emily, Jesse and Elle Starkey; Haley and Jenna Houk; Brooks and Ila Houk; sister, Dorothy Dice of Garnett, Kansas; two brothers, Cecil Jackson and wife Dottie of Chanute, Kansas; Jim Jackson and wife Maxine of Erie, Kansas.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, February 12, 2016, at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid, with inurnment following in the Fairview Cemetery, Mildred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kincaid Fair Association.

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