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Violet Henry, 84 - July 09, 2008


Violet A. “Vi” Henry, 84, of Callaway, formerly of Gothenburg, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Callaway Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services were Monday, June 30, at the Callaway Lutheran Church with Fred Werkmeister and Terry Poole, PMA’s, officiating.
Burial was in the Stop Table Cemetery near Callaway.
Henry was born on Oct. 4, 1923, north of Cozad to Martin and Alma (Fiskenscher) Block. She was a graduate of Gothenburg High School, then attended Teacher’s College at Greeley, CO. She moved back to Gothenburg where she taught at numerous country schools in the Gothenburg and Cozad area.
She was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1947, to Donald Henry at Gothenburg. The couple then moved to Callaway, near Stop Table. To this union, three daughters were born.
Henry worked as a partner with her husband on a farm, but for a time, worked at the Good Samaritan Center kitchen, baking homemade cinnamon rolls which the staff and residents enjoyed, according to family members.
Religion was a driving force in her life, said family members, and she was a founding member of the Callaway Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
She enjoyed family, baking and China painting, belonging to a China painting club. She painted a lamp for each grandchild as they were confirmed.
Henry was preceded in death by: her parents, Martin and Alma; her husband, Donald in 1993; four brothers—Walt, Lawrence, Clarence and Arnold; a sister, Lillian Kuhlman.
Survivors include: her three daughters—Alane (James) Patterson of Stilwell, KS, Joann (Mike) Pandorf of Callaway, and Carol (Duane) Divis of Norflolk; seven grandchildren—Brandon Patterson, David Pandorf, Jodi Pandorf, Jesse (Melissa) Pandorf, Amy Pandorf, Carrie and Kristin Divis; two step-grandchildren—Robbie and Dan Patterson; two sisters-in-law—Signe Block of Colorado and Marge Block of Gothenburg.

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