Kathleen F. Henderson

June 30, 1933October 3, 2013

Kathleen F. Henderson, age 80, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. She was born in Canton, Ohio on June 30, 1933 to Ernest and Clarissa (Felio) Ruetz. Kathleen graduated from Massillon Washington High School and Bowling Green State University. She worked for the family business of Ruetz Insurance as an insurance agent. Kathleen was a long standing member of Church of the Lakes UMC and participated in the choir and Bells of the Lakes, Harbour Lights, Bible studies, as well as many volunteer programs. When Kathleen wasn’t volunteering, she enjoyed bowling and making ceramics.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Rex E. Henderson, who she married June 7, 1958; survived by daughters, Debbie (Bernie) Marucci, Diane Henderson, Dawn (Rich) Crum, Lori (Craig) Switzer, Linda (Russell) Lemond; grandchildren, Bernie (Lindsey) Marucci, Brandon (Jackie) Marucci, John, Jared, and Seth Crum, Faye and Dylan Switzer; step-granddaughters, Kiona Jones, Jessica and Michaela Lemond; great-grandson, Anthony Marucci; step great-granddaughter, Alaina Craig; sister, Lynette Ruetz; brother-in-law, Ronald (Jenny) Henderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 12noon on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Church of the Lakes UMC, 5944 Fulton Drive, Canton, Ohio 44718 (corner of Brunnerdale Rd.), where friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013 and from 11am-12pm on Tuesday. Memorial contributions can be made to: Church of the Lakes Choirs or Bells of the Lakes. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kathleen F. Henderson

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Diane Henderson

October 17, 2013

I'll be O.K, Mom.
Love you.
Miss you.
See you later.
(Mickey says yap yap yap yap yap....)

Richard Hardman

October 11, 2013

To Debbie, Diane, Dawn, Lori and Linda. My heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Aunt Kathy was an amazing woman who brought that special light into everyone's life she touched. I am truly thankful for our families being so close that I am blessed with all those special memories that will last a lifetime. She will be terribly missed. Love Rick

Linda Lemond

October 10, 2013

Mom, I Love and miss you!!!

Kim Braman

October 8, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!


October 8, 2013

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family. We loved hearing about all of her trips, we will miss her stories.

shelley peebles

October 8, 2013

Amazing and strong woman. She was like a second mom to my sisters and I. Love you

Denise (Daily) Risaliti

October 7, 2013

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Keeping you girls in my prayers.

Leanne Hershberger

October 7, 2013

Our deepest sympathies and prayers. Your mom was like my mom all the years through college and beyond! She will be greatly missed. Love to all of you!

Katrina Conrad-King

October 7, 2013

My prayers are with you. Your Mom was such a kind lady.

Lori Switzer

October 7, 2013

You were the best Mom anyone could ever ask for! I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU!!! Til we see each other again!