Note: Publication: Daily Telegraph Published: January 26, 2011 Headline: Ruth E. McHenry Blissfield, Mich. — Ruth E. McHenry, 82, of Blissfield passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Bixby Medical Center. Ruth was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Blissfield, the only daughter of George and Florence (Hazzard) Welty. She graduated in 1946 from Blissfield High School and went on to attend County Normal where she received a teaching certificate. On Aug. 15, 1947, Ruth married Earl L. McHenry He preceded her in death in 1985. Ruth retired from Blissfield Community Schools after working in the elementary school cafeteria for 25 years. Ruth was the fifth generation of faithful United Brethren Church members. She taught Sunday School, established the first children’s mission group, “The Harvesters,” served as literature secretary, and was active in the Friendship Sunday School class. She also chaired and served in many other capacities. Ruth volunteered for Caring Neighbors, Flower Hospital, Lake Park Nursing Home and Meals on Wheels. Surviving Ruth are her three daughters, Rosemary (Tom) Oakey of Roscommon, Mich., Bonnie McHenry of North Kingstown, R.I., and Carol McHenry of Brownstown, Mich.; two grandchildren, Tara (Paul) Rohlan of Blissfield and Edwin Clement of Corona, Calif.; two great-granddaughters, Caitlin and Chelsea Rohlan of Blissfield; and former son-in-law, Robert Clement of Arizona City, Ariz. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Benton Welty and Harold Rodesiler. The funeral service for Ruth will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield, with the Rev. Robert Loar and the Rev. Keith Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation for Research. Envelopes are available at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel.
Find A Grave Memorial# 64698557 Name: Ruth E. Welty McHenry Birth: Sep. 9, 1928 Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan Death: Jan. 25, 2011 Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan Created by: Kasey Kennedy-Wilson Record added: Jan 26, 2011
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