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Genevieve G. Henry, 92, of D Street, Keyser, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Piney Valley Nursing Home.
Born on Sept. 9, 1925, in Tyrone Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Liston Wesley and Anna B. (Richter) Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. Henry on March 26, 1985. Genevieve was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Henry was a licensed LPN and a homemaker. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, VFW Post 3518 Nancy Hanks Auxiliary, Keyser Purple Heart Club, Alkire Chapter 10, OES, Mineral County Humane Society and a volunteer of the former Clary Street Development Center.
She has been in Heartland Nursing Home for the last five years. She had sadly lost her sight from glaucoma and had been in failing health for a while. She turned 92 years old Sept. 9. We always said she was "little but mighty." She loved her children and grandchildren and made many great memories with them. She was a strong woman and a hard worker and nursed her middle son Jim back from a devastating auto accident in 1966. She will be missed, but we are happy to know she is now in a better place, visiting with all the family and her little doggies who have gone before her. God bless "Dutch" as she was called, and rest easy, Mom. We love you always.
Surviving are her sons, George A. Henry and wife, Susie, of Barton, Tom Henry and wife, Kathy, of Keyser, and James R. Henry of Keyser; her grandchildren, Tammy (Ed) Shockey, Mike (Dawn) Henry, Shawn (Mary Cate) Henry and Jeffrey (Jenna) Henry; her great-grandchildren, Chris Shockey, Rachael Shockey, Rebecca Shockey, Joshua Henry, Ericka Henry, Jackson Henry, Connor Henry, Cooper Henry and Tommy Henry and one on the way in March 2018. She is also survived by several great-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to leave special thanks to Penny Brafford and family who were wonderful caregivers to Mom and to Jim. Also special thanks to all the staff at Piney Valley Nursing Home.
Friends will be received at Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with Eastern Star Service at 7p.m.
Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lauren Godwin officiating.
Interment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.
If desired, donations may be made in memory of Genevieve G. Henry, c/o Mineral County Public Library, 105 N. Main St., Keyser, WV 26726 or Mineral County Humane Society, c/o Joy Fertig, 831 Cut Off Rd., Keyser, WV.
Condolences may be sent to the family after Mrs. Henry's obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 30, 2017
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