Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

Chillicothe, Ill. — Mary Henderson, 66, of Chillicothe died on 12:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.


Born Oct. 11, 1944, in Peoria to Charles Hitchcock and Mary Farley Oertley, married Leland Henderson Sept. 26, 1964, in Henry. He preceded her in death.


Surviving are one daughter, Sally Kennedy of Peoria; two sons, Floyd Henderson of Chillicothe and Kirk (Camille) Henderson of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sisters, Nancy Oertley and Patricia (Clifford) Speer; and four grandchildren.


She attended Chillicothe schools, received her nursing degree from Illinois Central College and later received her bachelor’s degree.


She retired from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 2007 after 29 years as a nurse.


She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Senior Saints Retirees at OSF, American Quilting Society, Gems of Prairie Quilting Guild and Washington Squares quilting clubs.


A funeral mass was Feb. 15 at St. Edward Catholic Church. The Rev. Glenn H. Harris officiated. Visitation was Feb. 14 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home. Burial was in Blue Ridge Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to St. Edward School of Chillicothe, South Side Mission or Easter Seals.


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