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Edith Eva (Gantt) Henderson

March 28, 1918 ~ January 3, 2017 (age 98)

   Edith Eva Henderson, 98, of Quincy, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2017

   Edith was  born on March 28, 1918, a daughter to the late John and Betsy Scofield Gantt. She was married to Augustus Henderson in Quincy, Illinois, where they spent most of their life. He passed away on December 6, 1968.

   Edith was of Methodist faith and was a member of the Missionary Society, an usher and member of Bethel AME, and Supervisor of the Young People Department. She was an avid bowler, a seamstress who enjoyed dress making and she lovingly cared for the landscaping around her home.  She was a hard worker who always held several jobs at one time.  Edith also worked at the Powers Department Store in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

   She is survived by two sons, William Gantt, Senior Master Sargent, USAF (Ret) of Rome, NY and Dr. Darwin Henderson, Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, her twin Edna Williams of Hot Springs, AR and Doris Thompson of Kansas City, MO.; two granddaughters, Norma and Grace; one great granddaughter, Chanda and two great great grandchildren, Gianna and Kashif and many nieces and nephews.

  Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Augustus;  her sister, Oneida Davis; and two brothers John and Lloyd Gantt.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning (January 11, 2017) at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy by the Rev. James Hailey.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.  

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be to Bethel AME Church, 905 Oak Street, Quincy, IL 62301.
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