Graveside services for Evelyn “Joyce” Henry, 76, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2014, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henry died at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2014, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born March 30, 1938, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to William Robert Koendarfer and Clara Geneva Deatherage Koendarfer. On September 6, 1971, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Bobby Lee Henry, who preceded her in death August 1, 2010. Before her retirement she had been employed with International Shoe Company and Sears. Joyce was fun loving with a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She enjoyed playing bingo and working on her computer. Mrs. Henry attended the First Christian Church.
She is survived by three children, Martha Combs, husband, Rick, Lingle, Wyoming, Renee Stephens, husband, Greg, West Plains, Missouri and Ron Faulkner, wife, Vangie, Arlington, Texas; two step-children, Rick Henry, wife, Sandy, Joplin, Missouri and Rita Hartwigsen, Monett, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Eugene Koendarfer, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; one sister, Paulette Carol Pace, husband, Al, Arkansas Pass, Texas; one half-brother, Craig Koendarfer, State of California; many nieces and nephews; special friends of “Sisterhood”, Nita, Patty, Ginger and Pam; friends, Betty Anderson, Jean Fine, Emilee Eades; and many, many more friends.
Her parents, husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law and one half-brother, Robert Wayne Koendarfer, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., Sunday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.