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 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 30, 2011

 

 William E. Henderson

 September 21, 1933 - November 29, 2011

 

William E. "Bill" Henderson, 78, of Carthage, died Nov. 29 in Rushville.

He was born Sept. 21, 1933, in Carthage, a son of the late Louis and Grace (Howard) Henderson.

Mr. Henderson attended Carthage High School and was a member of Hannegan Christian Church and the Corner Restaurant Coffee Club. A board member for East Hill Cemetery, he was also a member of Phoenix Masonic Lodge #62 F&AM in Rushville. Mr. Henderson retired from Dana Corporation after 29 years of service. He was a journeyman electrician who enjoyed boating, square dancing, wood working and making stained glass. He spent nearly his entire life around Carthage and Henderson.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby, of Carthage; three brothers, Raymond (wife, Sharon) Henderson of Brooksville, Fla., Dick (wife, Heidi) Henderson of Floyds Knob and Charlie (wife, Sandy) Henderson of Greenfield; two sisters, Josephine Graham of Indianapolis and Margaret Rose Leavitt of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud and Bob Henderson; two sisters, Lois Coldwell and Ruth Byrd Rawleigh; and two infant sisters, Carolyn and Beverly.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Moster Mortuary in Rushville with Warren Engle officiating. Burial will follow at Rushville East Hill Cemetery. Visitation is noon until time of services on Dec. 1.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hannegan Christian Church, P.O. Box 268, Rushville, IN 46173.