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Creston News-Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
July 5, 1988

OBITUARY - DELLA HENRY, ANKENY

AFTON - Della Mae HENRY, 88, 310 S.E. Grant, Ankeny, formerly of Afton, died Sunday evening, July 3, 1988, at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Stroud-Lindsay Golden Rule Funderal Home, Afton. The Rev. Eydie STEPHENS will officiate with burial in the Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Wednesday with a family night from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church, Shannon City.

Mrs. HENRY was born Oct. 29, 1899, near Maywood, Neb., to Will R. and Jennie L. (HITCHCOCK) McPHERREN. She married Alfred HENRY June 10, 1920 in Nelson, Neb., and he died Sept. 24, 1973. As a young woman she lived in Nelson, Neb., moved to Shannon City area after her marriage. She continued to live in the Shannon City area until moving to Ankeny in 1983. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Shannon City United Methodist Church, charter member of Shannon City Legion, South Valley Quilters Club, and Sod House Society of Nebraska.

Surviviors include two sons, John (wife Shirley) of Creston, and Richard D. (wife Darlene) HENRY of Ankeny; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, son, Howard HENRY [1927-1977], an infant son [Ronald Neal, 1939-1939] and daughter [Halcyon Louise, 1923-1923], and three brothers.

Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City, Iowa

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2010

Creston News-Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
July 7, 1988

DELLA M. HENRY DIES - Ankeny

Della M. HENRY of Ankeny, formerly of Afton, died on Monday, July 3, 1988, at 10:15 p.m. at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

Della was born on October 29, 1899, in a sod house in Frontier County, Nebraska to Will R. and Jennie L. (HITCHCOCK) McPHERREN. She died at the age of 88.

On June 10, 1920, she was joined in marriage to Alfred HENRY in Nelson, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on September 24, 1973.

Della was survived by her sons: John G. (wife Shirley) of Creston and Richard D. (wife Darlene) of Ankeny; 17 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Howard HENRY in 1977, an infant son and daughter and two brothers.

As a young lady she lived in Nelson, Nebr. She moved to Shannon City after her marriage where she lived until she moved to Ankeny in 1983. She was a homemaker, a member of the United Methodist Church in Shannon City, a charter member of the Shannon City Legion, a member of the South Valley Quilters Club and a member of the Sod House Society of Nebraska.

Services will be held on Thursday, July 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Stroud-Lindsay Golden Rule Funeral Home in Afton. Rev. Eydie STEPHENS will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City.

A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church in Shannon City.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010

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