Missy Frances Wright Henley

Missy Frances Wright Henley passed away at home Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, with her husband and daughters by her side after a short battle with colon cancer.
She was born Oct. 27, 1933, in Glenmary, Tenn. Her family moved in 1942 to South Harriman, where she was raised and remained a Roane County resident the remainder of her life. She was a graduate of South Harriman High School and Tennessee Tech University and played women's fast-pitch softball and basketball. It was there she met her blue-eyed sweetheart, Charles "Jib" Henley, and they married Dec. 20, 1953, and just reached a most precious milestone, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred James Wright and Dorothy Mae Babcock Wright; and her brother, Charles Guy "Mann" Wright.
She leaves to cherish her memories husband of 60 years, Chuck Henley; daughters, Kim Kennedy (Bruce) and Kelly Boles (Jim); beloved grandsons, Spencer Todd Boles and Nicholas Andrew Boles; her devoted sisters, Lois Hixson (Roy), Lorellen Whitfield (Pat), Una Coffman (Don) and Sherry Schuman (John); brother Barney and wife Margaret, who always felt like a sister to her. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews. She leaves a legacy of devotion to family, commitment to marriage, and courage to pain.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in St. Andrews Episcopal Church, with Father Harry Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Kingston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Harriman. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com

Funeral Home

Kyker Funeral Homes
430 Morgan Avenue Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 882-1515
Published in Roane County News from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014