EDNA — Mae A. Henry, 102, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010. She was residing at the home of her daughter in Edna at the time of her death.
She was born March 27, 1908, in Chetopa to Fred A. and Margaret Ellen (Chips) Ewers. She attended school in rural Chetopa.
As a young lady, she worked in her aunt’s boarding house in Kansas City.
On Dec. 28, 1937, she married Ted Henry. To this union one daughter, Ellen Louise, was born. The family moved to Bartlett, where Mae worked at Bartlett Grade School in the kitchen and janitorial areas. She was later employed at the Oswego Guest Home as a nurse’s aide, retiring from there after 20 years of employment at the age of 76.
Following retirement, she moved to Edna Golden Homes to be near family. In January 2010, at the age of 101, she moved into the home of her daughter.
She enjoyed making pillows and wall hangings, taking bus trips with friends, cooking and making homemade rolls for her family’s gatherings. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and delighted in making homemade cookies and coconut pies for them.
She was a member of the Edna United Methodist Church, Edna United Methodist Women and Rebekah Lodge, where she served as past noble grand and ladies auxiliary patriarchs militant.
She is survived by a daughter, Louise Riley and her husband, Marvin, of Edna; five grandchildren, Melvin Riley and his wife, Sharon, Darrell Riley and his wife, Andrea, Craig Riley and his wife, Connie, Brenda Carnes and her husband, Mike, and Shelly Warren and her husband, Wayne; nine great-grandchildren, Amber Riley, Andrew Riley and his wife, Julia, Ashley McCoy and her husband, Justin, Dayne Riley, Steven Riley, Shawna Riley, Logan Carnes, Riley Carnes and Miles Warren; four great-great-grandchildren, Tucker Humble, Brydan and Kaiden Riley and Kaylin McCoy; two sisters, Margarite Goodchild and her husband, Ed, of Tulsa, and Daisy Dean and Don Montfort, both of Santa Ana, Calif.; two nephews, Steve and Stan Goodchild and families of Tulsa; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and her husband, Ted Henry, on Aug. 27, 1972.
The service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Edna United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Edna United Methodist Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hopsice. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.