Obituary: Jean E. Henderson, 87 years of age, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Beatrice, NE. passed away at the Hospice South in Fort Myers, Florida Saturday morning, May 24, 2008. She was born on October 14, 1920 at Fowler, KS. to Glenn and Agnes (Leslie) Botkin. Jean and Lester J. Henderson were married on September 11, 1941 at Neosho, MO. She and Lester moved to Beatrice from State College,PA. in 1971, and Jean later moved to Cape Coral, FL. in 1998. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beatrice.
Jean's survivors include her daughter Barbara J. Larson and husband Dennis of Jacksonville, FL.; 2 sons, James Henderson and wife Jing of Cantonment, FL. and Randy Henderson and wife Kathy of Littleton, CO.; 11 grandchildren, Dennis Larson Jr. of Fort Myers, FL., Christopher J. Larson and wife Mia of Jacksonville Beach, FL., Eric A. Larson and wife Kathleen of Telluride, CO., Diana Black and husband Jeff of Oregon, Julie Hansen and husband Marty of CA., James Henderson Jr., William Henderson, and Renee Henderson, all of Cantonment, FL., Jeff Henderson, Jill Henderson, and Kristina Henderson, all of Littleton, CO.; 5 great grandchildren, Chase Ashley of Oregon, Justin Henderson and Leah Henderson, both of Littleton, CO., and Evan Larson and Ava Larson, both of Jacksonville Beach, FL.; and a sister Lucy Mae Wilson of Opelika, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents Glenn and Agnes (Leslie) Botkin; and husband Lester J. Henderson (1995).
Memorial: A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer's Association with the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice in charge.
Cemetery: Private family inurnment will be in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln, NE.
Visitations: Cremation has taken place. A register book will be available for signatures from 1-5:00 P.M. Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel.
Services: A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 7, 2008 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Shelbourn officiating with the family greeting friends from 9-10:30 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.