Virginia Henderson


February 9, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Virginia D. Henderson, 93, Kincaid, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.

She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Bourbon County, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Reynolds) Jackson. Virginia graduated from Mildred High School with the Class of 1943.

Virginia married Olin M. Henderson on Nov. 26, 1945. They made their home on the farm southeast of Kincaid where this union was blessed with two daughters.

She started as a cook at the Kincaid Grade School after raising her children, later becoming a janitor. She later worked for Thompson Poultry in Iola, then as a State Meat Inspector until retirement.

She enjoyed puttering around in the flower bed and garden. Virginia’s greatest passion was her grandchildren’s sporting events, hardly ever missing a game. She also loved going to the coffee shops with her close friends. Virginia also enjoyed cooking, baking pies, and watching the hummingbirds on the porch.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Esther Jackson; husband Olin Henderson; two sisters, Kathrine Deer and Lorene Mann; and one brother, Glen Jackson.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Church, Colony, and Linda Russell, Kincaid; six grandchildren, Dana Tremblay and husband Troy, Melissa Starkey, Stephanie Church, Bret L. Houk and wife Kenda, C.W. Houk and wife Loren and Becky Potter and husband Daniel; great-grandchildren, Sage, Tate and Kade Tremblay; Emily, Jessie and Elle Starkey; Haley and Jenna Houk and Brooks and Ila Houk; sister, Dorothy Dice, Garnett; and two brothers, Cecil Jackson and wife Dottie, Chanute, and Jim Jackson and wife Maxine, Erie.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, with inurnment following at Fairview Cemetery, Mildred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kincaid Fair Association.


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