LEWISTOWN - Vera S. Henry, age 87, of 10985 N. County Highway 9 passed away at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Red Oak Estates in Canton.
She was born Feb. 1, 1926, in Pekin, the daughter of Carl and Fern (Palmer) Sexton. She married John B. Henry on June 4, 1948, in Lewistown. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, John M. (Terri) Henry of Carterville; three daughters, Connie (Rick) Collins of Lewistown, Jeannie Henry of Morris and Mary (Ron) Kurtz of Webster Groves, Mo.; one sister, Betty Rose of Edinburgh; one brother, Carl E. "Ike" Sexton of Hendersonville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Sean, Brian and Matt Henry, Stacie Tefft, Krissey (Mike) Greene, and Molly and Aidan Kurtz; two stepgranddaughters; four stepgreat-grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Vera was a human resource personnel clerk at the former Camp Ellis. She also worked as a reporter for the Fulton County Democrat and as an administrative assistant for the United Mine Workers.
Vera was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown.
She was a published poet and storyteller, including her stories in the "Tale of Two Rivers"; she had served on the Fulton County Nutrition Board and the board of directors of the Fulton County Community Concert Association and had served as Waterford Township Chair for the Red Cross.
Vera had served as a deacon in her church and as chaplain for the Lewistown VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with the Rev. Danie deBeer officiating. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery in rural Lewistown. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at the memorial home.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church.
To view Vera's life tribute video or to send online condolences, visit www.henrylange.com.