Phyllis Henderson | Aug. 13, 1920 — April 4, 2013

Woman was devoted to helping others

2013-05-31T00:00:00Z Woman was devoted to helping othersCarrie Rodovich Times Correspondent
May 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Phyllis Henderson was a generous, giving woman who loved being able to help others, said her daughter, JoAnne Bowen.

“Family and charity were always important to her, and she always had a hard time deciding what to donate to,” she said.

Phyllis Henderson, 92, of Hobart, died April 4. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hobart and a graduate of Indiana University.

Henderson volunteered for many organizations, including Methodist Hospitals, Tri Kappa — Gary and PEO Chapter Y.

She was preceded in death by Jack Henderson, her husband of almost 65 years.

“She absolutely adored my dad,” Bowen said. “You could always look at them and tell how much in love they were.”

Henderson loved to travel, and she and her husband took several trips to Europe and loved going to Green Valley, Ariz., for months at a time.

She loved playing bridge, and she loved her weekly breakfasts with her friends.

Bowen said her mother had a good sense of humor and loved spending time with her grandson. She said she admired her for her strong will, and her ability to overcome personal tragedies.

“She was always kind and generous, and she loved her family very much,” she said.

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