Carolyn (LeFever) Henry

Born: Wed., Dec. 4, 1929
Died: Sat., Mar. 16, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 19, 2019
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Carolyn Imogene Henry, 89, of Oblong, IL passed away on Saturday March 16, 2019 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, IL.

She was born in Jasper County, IL on December 4, 1929 to William Edgar “ED” LeFever and Blanche Emily (Leggitt) LeFever.  On March 28, 1948 she married Mack Keith Henry who preceded her in death on December 23, 2013.

Carolyn had worked at Helen’s Style Shop in Oblong, IL, P.N. Hirsch in Robinson, IL, Heath-Tri County Roofing in Robinson, IL and TRW Electronics in Oblong, IL.  She was a member of Mound Community Church and the Oblong High School Class of 1947.  She was very active in her church and was an avid reader.  She loved her flower beds and vegetable gardens, always canning what she grew.  She would host family birthday parties and was an excellent cook, always cooking for her family.  Carolyn always hosted the annual Henry Family Christmas Party.  The grandchildren were always excited to go to Grammy’s house to eat “good food”.  She was the first Martha Stewart!

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Bette Henry, Sullivan, IN, Greg and Brenda Henry, Robinson, IL; two daughters and sons-in-law Peg and Tom McLane, Mattoon, IL, Barb and Bill Hill, Oblong,IL; ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great –grandchildren. She  is also survived by a sister Alma LeFever, Oblong, IL; three sisters-in-law Diana Henry Aten, Oblong, IL, Carol Henry, Oblong,IL and Eileen Randolph, Portage, IN; three brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard and Barb Henry, Shelburn, IN, Clair and Susie Henry, Monticello, IL and Jim and Judy Mann, Oblong, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, grandson Brad Foss, brother Harold LeFever, infant sister, two sisters-in-law Patty Hanna and Sue Shoemaker, three brothers-in-law Bruce Henry, Roger Henry and Jimmie Henry.

Celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the First Christian Church 206 North Range Street Oblong, IL.  Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday March 19, 2019 at the church.  The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Mound Church or Mound Cemetery.  Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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John Farley
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Susie & I were sad to hear the news of your Mother "Carolyn".
Lot of great memories of your family in "Good OL Oblong"
Take Care
John & Susie Farley
Mahomet, Illinois

   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I had the privilege of meeting dear Carolyn through your father; later working with her, while she was with Tri-County Roofing. She was such a sweet lady and know she will be sorely missed by all whose lives she touched.
May your precious memorories of her give you comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Lifting you in prayer!

Bill Farley
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Dear Ron, Peg, Greg and Barb:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your incredible mother, Carolyn Henry. Her firm hand and guiding light were such a strong source of support and direction for those of us who grew up in our Oblong neighborhood back in the 50's and 60's ... Simply put, she was "the very best" in so many different ways.

Prayers are with each and every one of you as you reflect back on the lasting legacy she left you and each of your family members.

Kindest personal regards,

Bill Farley
Norman, Oklahoma

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