Bettyann Henry

March 30, 1932 - November 15, 2011

03/30/1932 - 11/15/2011

Past Services

Saturday November 19, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Sunday November 20, 2011
3:00 pm
Horse Shoe Baptist Church
Horse Shoe, NC 28742

Bettyann Henry, 79, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Elizabeth House after a period of declining health. She was born March 30, 1932 in Hackensack, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Sophie Strba and John Strba.

Bettyann lived in New Jersey most of her life. While there, she belonged to the Hopatcong chapter of Deborah and was a life-long member of Deborah Heart & Lung Hospital of Fort Dix, NJ. She was Vice President of the Shore Hills Ladies Auxiliary and occasionally performed in the Shore Hills Players of Landing, NJ. Bettyann also lived in Coalton, Illinois where she owned and operated her own preschool for 15 years.

She moved to Hendersonville in 1990, where she volunteered at the Johnson Farm and the Carl Sandburg Home. Many good friends were made when she and her husband joined the local Welcome Wagon group.

Bettyann will be remembered as a devoted Christian servant, excellent homemaker, hard worker and an avid gardener who especially enjoyed the hundreds of daffodils she planted in her yard. She also enjoyed animals and cared for goats, ducks, cats and a pony over the course of her time in Illinois.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Robert Henry; a son Robert of San Ramon, CA; a daughter Linda of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren: Brian, David and Lauren Henry; a brother, George OíKrepkie of Trumbull, CT; and sisters, Ann Zimmerman of Nokomis, IL, Lori Farnon of West Milford, NJ, and Virginia Yacyniak of Little Falls, NJ.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 pm Sunday at Horse Shoe First Baptist Church. Rev. Tollie Cunningham will officiate. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A private graveside committal service is planned at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Bettyannís memory, to Horse Shoe First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 126, Horse Shoe NC 28742; or, Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 581 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock NC 28731.

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Robin Ertzberger
8 years ago

I am a nurse at Pardee. For many years I took care of Betty, and she was a sweet and gentle lady with a smile for all. My sympathies to Bob and the adult children, I know you will miss her dearly, as I too just lost my mother, but Betty is with her Lord still smiling. Robin Ertzberger

Lisa Whitfield
8 years ago

I remember Betty from those years of the Johnson Farm. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed by her family and friends.

Ellie Wilde
8 years ago

Betty was my dear friend. I have such fond memories of our years together in Hendersonville. I will miss her terribly, I will miss our telephone chats and our letters, but we have the assurance that we will see each other again one day. To Bob and everyone in her family I send my deepest sympathy. Ellie in Texarkana, TX.

David Thomas
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t know her well. She was a very sweet person,and seemed to bring light to every room she entered. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

David Thomas

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Robert & Sharon Farnon
8 years ago

In loving memory of a gracious lady.