Obituary - Betty Jean (Vowell) Henderson


Betty Jean Henderson

Nov. 1, 1927 — June 16, 2008

BEDFORD — Betty Jean Henderson, 80, formerly of Mitchell, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at White River Lodge.

She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 1, 1927, to William S. and Laura E. Andis Vowell. She married John Dale Henderson on June 3, 1950. He died in February 1970. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana (Gary) Rayhill of Mitchell; three sons, John Dale (Cindy) Henderson of Bedford, Jeffrey David Henderson of Bloomington, and Mark Anthony Henderson of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Gary D. (Stacy) Rayhill, Jr., of Mitchell, Sean Patrick Rayhill (fiancé, Jacinda Johnson) of Mitchell, Nathan Scott Bultman of Franklin, Laurie Ellen (Jason) Coward of Brownsburg, Jamie Allen Bennington of Bedford, Matthew Stephen Henderson of Bedford, Hannah Lynn Henderson of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara (Robert) Borden of Bloomington, and one brother, William (Bonnie) Vowell of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Brian Patrick Henderson; one daughter, Suzi Lynn Bultman, and two sisters, Carolyn Hampton and Wilma Gaiser.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered for paying funeral expenses for Betty Jean Henderson, in care of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.