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Frances Heath Henderson

February 18, 1923 September 17, 2018
Frances Heath Henderson
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Frances Heath Henderson, age 95 of Wilkesboro passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. Frances was born Sunday, February 18, 1923 in Monroe, NC to William Joseph and Elizabeth English Heath.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Robert Henderson, her parents and siblings, William Heath, Benjamin Heath, Margaret Heath Culbertson, John Heath and Elizabeth Heath Finley.

She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Betsy) Kottenstette (John) of Highlands Ranch, CO and Robert Henderson (Carol) of Southern Pines, NC along with five nieces and nephews, Fred Henderson (Pam), Barbara Grote (Fred), Edward Finley (Ginger), Ann Goldman, and Ann Finley Reynolds (Fairfax) plus numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Frances grew up in Monroe, NC, the youngest of six children. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1941 after which she worked for the Monroe Coca-Cola company until 1948. On April 12, 1947 she married her husband, Samuel Henderson, to whom she was married for 51 years. Subsequently they moved to Greensboro, NC, Danville, VA, Fayetteville, NC, Raleigh, NC, Denver, CO and finally she returned to North Carolina to settle in Wilkesboro.

She was an avid sports fan, playing tennis, basketball and golf in her youth. Golf being her favorites, she became Club Champion at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, McGregor Downs Country Club in Raleigh and Highland Country Club in Fayetteville. UNC basketball and football were also her passions. She enjoyed antiquing, bridge, bird watching, traveling, along with boating and fishing along the North Carolina coast.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, October 11, 2018 at North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. Interment was held in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver CO.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Wake Forest Baptist Care At-Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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11:00 AM 10/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
North Wilkesboro Presbyterian

E Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

North Wilkesboro Presbyterian
E Street North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States

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Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice

126 Executive Drive, Suite 110
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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