February 12, 1932 – March 8, 2019
Z. Joyce Henry, 87, of Columbia passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at her home.
Visitation will be from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Little Bonne Femme Cemetery.
She was born on February 12, 1932 in Boone County the daughter of Charles and Myrtie (Smith) Redman, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on December 10, 1948 in Boone County to Hugh Russell Henry, who preceded her in death on October 16, 2005.
Joyce was a seamstress at the Arsell Garment Factory and later worked for State Farm Insurance for over 34 years. She enjoyed sewing, going to the boat, mowing the lawn, and dancing at Good Time Country and later at the Senior Center. She most of all loved spending time with her grandkids and family. After she retired from State Farm, she took horseback riding lessonsand rode her favorite horse Rosa. She also spent time line dancing and caring for her husband, Russell.
She is survived by: her children, Becky Benedict of Boone County, Bud (Kathy) Henry of Higbee; grandchildren, Shannon Benedict, Chad (Sheela) Henry, Shaun (Tonya) Henry, and Bobbi (Michelle) Benedict, Corey (Nikki) Gibson and Christina (Robbie) Hulett; 13 great and great great grandchildren; and one sister Vi (Don) Purdy. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Kenny Benedict; 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
Memorials may be given to Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church.
- She is survived by: her children, Becky Benedict of Boone County, Bud (Kathy) Henry of Higbee; grandchildren, Shannon Benedict, Chad (Sheela) Henry, Shaun (Tonya) Henry, and Bobbi (Michelle) Benedict, Corey (Nikki) Gibson and Christina (Robbie) Hulett; 13 great and great great grandchildren; and one sister Vi (Don) Purdy.
- Shannon Benedict
- Chad Henry
- Shaun Henry
- Bobbi Benedict
- Larry Coleman
- Joe Pauley
- Samie Benedict, Honorary
- Aaron Henry, Honorary
Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church
5350 E Bonne Femme Church Rd, Columbia, MO 65201
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
March 18, 2019
Joy was a wonderful person and her name fit her approtelty because she was a joy to know. She was a gracious lady with a generous smile. She loved her family above all else and cooked them all Sunday breakfast until the last few years when she was unable.. You never saw her when she didn't look like a million dollars and her smile could light up a room. It was a joy to know her and she will be dearly missed!
Glenda (Ellis) Scanlan
March 17, 2019
Russell and my Daddy were first cousins. While growing up in Ashland, my sister and cousin and I went to dances at the American Legion. Can remember Joy and Russell dancing up a storm.
Joy was such a dear....and so lovely. My deepest sympathy to your family.
I now live in Texas. My cousin Steve Black told me about her passing.
March 11, 2019
Sending my prayers and condolences to the family of Joy Henry. I worked with Joy for 20 plus years and it was a pleasure to work with her. Joy's beautiful smile and personality was always a ray of sunshine in the office.