R. Maxine Henson
- January 13, 2012
- Spencer, Indiana
of Maxine's Passing
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R. Maxine Henson, 86, of Spencer, passed away January 13, 2012 at IU Health of Bloomington Hospice House. Maxine was born January 22, 1925 in Sullivan County to Bert and Ada (Ault) Simpson. She graduated from Patricksburg High School in 1942. Maxine worked for Sarkes Tarzian and then drove a school bus. She worked as a cook at Canyon Inn and later Alpha Tau Omega and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternities. She was a member of the Christian Church of Spencer, and enjoyed cooking, sewing and hand craft projects, visiting with people, and spending time with her family.
Maxine is survived by a son, Stanley (Sharon) Henson of Champaign, IL; two daughters, Sue Smithley of Spencer and Sally (Harvey) Warrner of Indianapolis; sister, Lois (Ballard) West of Spencer; three brothers, Lowell Simpson of Spencer, Robert (Sandy) Simpson of Ellettsville, and Gary (Jo) Simpson of Bedford; five grandchildren, Todd Smithley, Scott and Seth Henson, and Erin and Jennifer Warrner, and a great grandson, Owen Henson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Henson, parents, and three brothers, Paul, Kenneth, and Damon Simpson, and a son-in-law, David Smithley.
A funeral service will be held at 12pm, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Christian Church of Spencer. Pastor Alan Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10am until 12pm at the church. Arrangements are with West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Church of Spencer.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during Maxine's illness.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.