Ethel Loretta Henry, 92, died Tuesday (Sept. 17, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 7, 1910, at Rapid City, Iowa, to Claude and Lillian (Rosebury) Long. She moved with her parents to a homestead in Montana near Glasgow in 1913. She attended rural school until the eighth grade.
On Nov. 27, 1930, she married Thomas Henry in Elk Point, N.D. They lived in Sioux City, Iowa, until 1937 when they moved to a small acreage near Arapahoe. In 1950, they purchased a farm by Washington, Kan., until the drought forced them to quit farming. They moved to Fairbury in 1955, and then to Lincoln in the summer of 1956. She lived in Lincoln for 38 years until her health failed her at which time she moved to the Bartley community. She was living at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the time of her death.
She was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church in Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Lilly Long; her husband, Thomas Henry in 1986; three infant daughters; one infant son; sister, Dorothy Oddy; and two sons-in-law, John Kinstler and John Schmidt.
Survivors include her two sons Don Henry and wife, Louise, of Lexington, Ky. and Tim Henry and wife, Betty, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five daughters, Clysta Kinstler of Rocklin, Calif., Claudia Schmidt of Bartley, Kaye and husband, Fred Sebesta of Seffner, Fla., Joy and husband, Don Taylor, of Round Lake, Ill. and Linda and husband, Lrick Choate, of Underhill, Vt.; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, 9 a.m., at Carpenter Funeral Home in Indianola with Pastor Clark Bates officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of the arrangements.