Betty Henderson

Obituary of Betty Henderson

Betty Jean “King” Henderson, 79, of Mockingbird Lane, Mt. Harmony Community, passed away Saturday afternoon in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins, WV.   She was born May 31, 1938 in Morgan’s Ridge Community, daughter of the Marner and Opal Moran King,   She was preceded in death by her husband John Paul Henderson, who died in 2011.   Mrs. Henderson was very proud of being a member of Mt Zion United Methodist Church for over 50 years.   She was a graduate of East Fairmont High School in 1956.   She worked several years at Fairmont General Hospital as a cook and baker.   Betty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.   She truly enjoyed family activities and spending much time with her grandchildren.   She also enjoyed her travels to Colorado with her husband John.   Betty enjoyed gardening and quilting. She lovingly cared for her husband in his later years.   Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Cindy and Gary Ely of Fairmont, WV,   4 sons and their spouses, James and Rose Marie Henderson of Fairmont, WV, John and Annette Henderson of Elkins, WV, Ed and Chris Henderson of Grove City, PA, and Scott and Denise Henderson of Belle Vernon, PA,   a sister and her husband, Charlotte and Ronnie Vincent of Fairmont, WV,   2 brothers, Edward King of Fairmont, WV and Jim and wife Sharon King of Fairmont, WV,    21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Lucretia Butcher, Sarah Ellen Stevens, and Jocelyn Rowan,   and a sister-in-law, Gay King.   Family and friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV from 1pm until 8pm on Wednesday.   Visitation will continue Thursday from 10am until 11am in Mt Zion United Methodist Church.   Funeral services will be held in the church Thursday, 9-21-2017, at 11am, with Pastor Claude Kinty officiating.   Burial will follow Mt. Zion Cemetery.   The family requests that memorial donations be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin Graham Ministries, www.Samaritanspurse.org.  Online condolences may be made to www.FORDFUNERALHOMES.com.