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Nellie Francis Henry, 90, of Raytown, Missouri passed away October 30, 2016. She was born Nellie Frances Curry on August 30, 1926 in Chafee, Missouri to James Beaver and Leona Francis Curry.
Nellie worked at the International Shoe Company and moved to Kansas City in 1957, one week before the Ruskin Tornado. She was married to James McLerran January 20, 1961 and they had one daughter, Nancy. She started working at the Nazarene Publishing House in 1957 and worked there until she retired to take care of her husband in 1990. Jim passed away in August of 1990.
She then married Charley Henry in May 1991. She started working at Lifecare Center of Grandview when Charley had a stroke. She continued to work there until April of 2015 until the age of 88. Charley passed away in February of 2000.
Nellie was a member of the Gospel Assembly church and when she was younger played the saxophone in the church band with her sister and sister-in-law. Most recent she was a member of Arborknoll Gospel Assembly since October of 1977.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Leona Curry, three siblings; Myra (Jack), Carl (Nora), Louis (Pauline and Earlene), and infant Harry Glen, two spouses James McLerran and Charley Henry, three nephews; Carl Jr, Marvin, and Harry, and one grandson Kevin Jay McLerran.
Nellie is survived by her daughter Nancy Weigman, one grand dog Baby Boy, stepson Jay (Matilda), two grand daughters; Brenda (Mike) and Becky, six great grand kids; Kevin, Sarah, Leilani, Jesse, Salem, and Harleen, nephew Gail (Arlene) and a host of friends and family
A visitation will be held 5-7 pm, on Wed, Nov. 2, 2016 at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133. Funeral will be 10 AM, Thurs. Nov. 3, 2016 at Heartland. Graveside services will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery.