Jennifer Lea Henson, 67, of Le Roy, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at her home.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Monday, February 12, 2018, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Le Roy, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Le Roy Emergency Ambulance Service or to the Le Roy Fire Protection District.
Jennifer was born on December 28, 1950, in Champaign, Illinois, to Ervan and Carol Pendleton Gawthorp. She married Thomas Henson on December 30, 1968, in Le Roy, Illinois. He survives.
She is also survived by her daughter, Cathy (Rich) Roth; son, Matt (Rebecca) Holderby; sisters, Peggy Kuykendall, Chris Harlan and Sheila Dunbar; brother, Danny Gawthorp; grandchildren, Ainsley; Nolan; Krysten; Matthew; Garrett; and Gabe.
She was preceded in death by father; mother; stepfather, Russell Fonger; sister, Carla “Penny” Kirby; and brother, Greg Gawthorp.
Jennifer attended Le Roy High School. She worked at the Union Hall in Bloomington for twenty years. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family and friends. She was a loving wife; mother; sister; devoted friend; and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandkids. Jennifer will be deeply missed.