Vivian Henshaw

MARYSVILLE — Vivian Marie Balmer Henshaw, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, Indiana, died Monday, December 30, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville. She was a former clerk at the Lighthouse Christian Bookstore in Marysville, where she served as the curriculum coordinator for several years.

A member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, she served the church visiting shut-ins and volunteering in the office. She also traveled for Bible Study Fellowship in Ohio and Indiana as children's area coordinator. Early in her career, she taught junior and senior high language arts and also was a substitute teacher for developmentally disabled. She was a graduate of Borden High School in Indiana and received a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY and a master's degree in education from Indiana University. She enjoyed classical and inspirational music and will be most remembered as a loving wife, a dedicated mother and a special grandmother.

She was born October 9, 1931, in Floyds Knobs, Indiana to the late George E. and Eva M. Keibler Balmer, Sr. and was also predeceased by two brothers, George "Bud" Balmer, Jr. and Homer "Chip" Balmer.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald M. Henshaw, whom she married August 17, 1957, at the United Brethren Church in New Albany, Indiana; her son, Stephen D. (Kathryn) Henshaw of Marysville; her daughter, Deborah (Kevin) Fox of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jason) Hammond, Christopher Fox and Michelle Fox; two great-grandchildren, Camden Hammond and Lauren Grace Fox; three brothers, Raymond (Helen) Balmer and Earl Balmer, both of Floyds Knobs, IN and Melvin (Sue) Balmer of Clarksville, IN; a sister-in-law, Mabel Balmer of Sellersburg, IN; and many nieces and nephews, including Gary (Kathy) McDaniel.

Funeral services and burial were held Friday in Marysville. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury University or Marysville First United Methodist Church.

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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2014