Apr

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 20, 2014

Frances Marian  Williams Henderson

Frances Marian
Williams Henderson

Frances Marian Williams Henderson passed into a better world on April 4, 2014. She was 89. Services were held Sunday April 13 at Payne Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Stewart officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Mrs. Henderson was born August 19, 1924 in Hudson, Colorado, but spent most of her growing up years in Kansas and Missouri. She was preceded in death by parents Francis Marion Williams and Maude Lena William–Lowe (nee Major); brothers Irving Henry Edwin Williams and Oscar Leroy Williams; nephews Edwin Lee Williams and Thomas Michael Williams; and her husband of 67 years, Marion Tressler Henderson.
She married Marion Henderson October 17, 1943, in Emporia, KS. While her husband was serving in the European Theater, Mrs. Henderson worked as secretary for the Soil Conservation Service in Emporia. She also attended college at Emporia State Teachers College during this time.
A devout Christian, she was a Sunday School teacher from her youth, teaching pre-teens at Grace Methodist in Emporia, and upon moving with her husband to Texas, was a member of Highland Terrace United Methodist Church in San Antonio for 20 years. While residing in Houston she attended St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church for 12 years, and St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for another 11 years before moving to Cedar Creek Lake and joining the Payne Springs United Methodist Church congregation, where she was a stalwart member for 25 years.
Beyond mere church membership, Mrs. Henderson was a devoted student of the Bible, and was in the habit of daily prayer, meditation, and biblical cross-referencing. She exuded Christian love to all she met.
A devoted wife and mother, her outgoing, ebullient spirit, natural optimism, and excellent culinary skills made her instantly loved by all who met her throughout her long life.
She is survivied by her children Marin J. “Jim” Henderson and wife Gail, Cedar Creek Lake area; George E. Henderson and wife Gayleen, Grand Junction, CO; Janice Mohr and husband Greg, Woodland Park, CO; David F. Henderson and wife Ednelza, Conroe; and Alan G. Henderson and fiancé Bernita Howard, Dallas; grandchildren Sara Knell, Cathrine Erbacher, Marianne Bayfield, Amy Kirch, Laura Haggerty, Rebekah Burnitt, Brian Mohr, Michael Mohr, Michelle Rendleman, Jeremiah Mohr, Jonathan Henderson, Angela Howard, and 26 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her niece Penny Williams and nephew Marion Wayne Williams. She will be missed by all who knew her, and most especially her family.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Apr

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

Catherine Rist, 74, of Kemp, died April 2, 2014.
She was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Copeville, to Lottie and Edward Nichols.

Apr

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 17, 2014

Merle Johnson

Merle Johnson

Memorial services for Merle Johnson, 84, of Eustace, were held April 16, 2014, at Moorhead Epps Memorial Chapel officiated by Chaplain Clayton McCord.
Johnson was born July 20, 1929, to Lillian Gladys (Foster) and William Henry Compton, and died April 11, 2014, in Mabank.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Glen Doyle Johnson, brothers Jack and Wayne Compton, and sister Katie Bob Hamilton.
Survivors include her children, Robert Eugene Johnson, Barbara Brundidge, Jr., and husband Steve, Linda Hodge and husband Steve, Dan Johnson, Betty Johnson and husband Kim; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many other family and friends.
Condolences may be posted at www.moorheadepps.com.