Winters - Helen Ruth Henderson was born March 25, 1934 to John and Minnie Kraatz in Winters, Texas. She married J.A. Henderson in 1954 at St. John's Lutheran Church where she has been a lifetime member. Helen was active in many community organizations, serving on the Winters Volunteer Firefighter Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary serving as an officer at both the Winters chapter and state level. Helen retired from Dry Manufacturing/Selkirk after 32 years of service. She moved to Iowa Park, Texas in 1994 to be closer to her daughter, eventually moving in with her. Helen passed on February 23, 2021 in Glen Rose, Texas.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband J.A., brothers John William Kraatz and David Kraatz and sister Vera Kraatz.
She is survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister; children: Jay Henderson of Winters, Janice Harrison of Arkansas, Michael Henderson of Winters, and Barabara Leech and husband Steve of Walnut Springs, TX; Wendy Walker and husband Brian of Henderson, Nevada; Oddus Merrifield and wife Dava of Coleman; Sam Merrifield and wife Chelsey of Coleman; as well as 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and many precious friends.
The family will be receiving friends at Winters Funeral Home on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Lutheran Cemetery.
Published on March 04, 2021