Gloria I. Henson

Obituary

GLORIA HENSON (Rosaria Imaculatê Brunetto) age 96, of Piqua, died at 11:59 P.M. on July 24, 2017 at Grace Brethren Village, Englewood.  She was born on March 28, 1921 in Piqua, Oh. The baby of seven children, born to the late Italian immigrants Joseph and Sara (Cipriano) Brunetto.  On September 22, 1946 in Piqua, OH, she married Ferris O. Henson upon his return from World War II.  He preceded her in death on June 20, 2005.

Gloria is survived by one daughter and son-in-law and four sons and daughters-in-law: Anita and William Prince, Dayton, OH, Drs. Ferris O and Leatha Henson, Huntsville, AL, Joseph and Donna Henson, New River, AZ, Michael and Julie Henson, Sugar Grove, OH, Leo and Karin Henson, Las Vegas, NV; and one son-in-law: Larry Post, St. Henry, Oh and one daughter-in-law: Alison Bucchi, Union, OH; one sister: Josephine Gast (99 yrs old) , Piqua, OH; one sister-in-law: Lola Brunetto, Columbus, OH; and twelve grandchildren: E. Celeste Henson-Suddeath., Ferris O. Henson, III, Ivory Heinkel, Kendra Wolters, Michael Henson, China Henson, Kristina Post, Anthony Prince, Shelly Post, Whitney Henson, Nicole Gloria Henson, Natalie Prince, and one great-granddaughter: Evelyn Wolters.  She was preceded in death by one daughter: Monique Post in 2002; one son: John Henson in 2010, four sisters: Marie Cherriubine, Carmela Comolli, Nancy Hobson and Antoinette Gast; and one brother: Angelo Brunetto.

Through her childhood she worked for her parent’s business and enjoyed selling roasted peanuts. Gloria graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1939; she then continued her education at Miami-Jacobs Career College. Soon after graduating she began her career working as a secretary for Lear Jet in Piqua, OH. While working at Lear Jet in 1944 she received recognition from the United States Treasury Dept. for being a volunteer in the sale of war bonds. After marrying the love of her life, she began working aside him in Ferris’ shoe repair shop.

Gloria was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, OH, where she was active in the St. Claire’s Society.                      

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday July 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Calling hours will be held Sunday 5:00-8:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua. A prayer service will be held Sunday at 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

A special thanks to the caring staff at Grace Brethren Village, Englewood and Hospice of Dayton.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 South Downing Street, Piqua, OH 45356 or Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
 
 


  Mass of Christian Burial

Monday July 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

St. Boniface Catholic Church 310 S. Downing St. Piqua, OH 45356

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday July 31, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Calling hours will be held Sunday 5:00-8:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua. A prayer service will be held Sunday at 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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Karen Ethridge

Dr. Ferris and Leatha Henson, we are praying for your family. We certainly pray that the comfort of God rests with you and the family during this time. Sincerely, Paul and Karen Ethridge

 Posted July 30, 2017 - 7:44pm
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Tonya Perry-Mitchell

Dr. Ferris Henson and Dr. Leatha Bennett Henson, on behalf of the Department of Social Work, Psychology and Counseling at Alabama A & M University, I convey our deepest sympathies. You are in our prayers for comfort and for peace during this difficult time.

 Posted July 29, 2017 - 12:07pm
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Barbara Caserta

Henson family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Gloria always had a warm smile, kind words, she was a special lady. Special blessings to all of you.

 Posted July 29, 2017 - 10:01am
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Tonya Davis

Drs. Ferris and Leatha Bennett Henson, I am sending prayers for your comfort on the loss of your beloved family member. She is gone but not forgotten.

 Posted July 28, 2017 - 10:03pm
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Jessie Bennett (Posthumous) and Sarah Bennett

Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Ms. Henson can be described as a woman of strength, generosity, and humbleness. Our hearts ache in sadness but know that you had to answer the sweet call of our Lord and Savior to be free. Rest now.
May peace replace our heartaches as your radiant light forever shines down on us and warns our hearts with happy memories.

Deepest Sympathy from the Bennett Family

 Posted July 27, 2017 - 10:52pm
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Haase

My deepest sympathys for the family. Gloria was a very special lady.

 Posted July 27, 2017 - 10:44am

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