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Phyllis Jean Henderson

October 13, 1935 October 29, 2017
Phyllis Jean Henderson
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Obituary for Phyllis Jean Henderson

Worthington, MN

Phyllis Jean Henderson, age 82, was born the daughter of Alvin (Barney) Fox and Esther (Johnson) Fox on October 13, 1935, in Livermore, IA.
Phyllis graduated from the secretarial program of Hamilton Business College in Mason City, IA, where she also met her husband Bill. Phyllis was united in marriage to William (Bill) Henderson on November 24, 1954. They moved to Thornton, IA in 1956 and in 1964 they moved to Worthington, MN, where she continued to raise her family, enjoyed golf and later worked as a switchboard operator at Avera Specialty Clinic for 29 years, retiring in 2001.
Phyllis and Bill enjoyed taking bus trips, spending time with family, watching Wheel of Fortune and her Minnesota Twins (Twinkies).
Phyllis died on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN with her family by her side.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bill of Worthington, MN; three daughters, Donna (Joe) Welnetz of Worthington, MN, Diane (David) Seaton of Wylie, TX, and Deb (Todd) Homan of Adrian, MN; five grandchildren, Joshua Shade, Joseph Shade, Nicholas Seaton, Jarod Seaton, and Harlie (Travis) Swanson; four great grandchildren, and sisters, Shirley Terwilliger and Sharon Hahle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Barney and Esther.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Casket bearers will be Joe Welnetz, David Seaton, Todd Homan, Joseph Shade, Jarod Seaton, and Travis Swanson. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

1

Nov

9:30 AM 11/1/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/1/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Wednesday

1

Nov

10:30 AM 11/1/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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