OBITUARY

Rose Marie Henderson

Passed away on May 6, 2020
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Rose Marie Henderson of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on May 6, 2020 at home from cancer. She was cared for by family and Kansas City Hospice.

Due to the current stay at home situation with the Covid-19 virus, a memorial service will be announced along with a time and place at a future date. We will post on the memorial site and Facebook the time and place of the event.

Burial will be cremation and interment with Lewis, her much loved husband.

Rose was born on a farm in Faucett, Missouri to Claude Oliver Guinn and Minnie L Mauzey Guinn on September 19, 1931. She learned to cook and milk cows while living on a couple of different farms in the area. Rose attended a small country school along with her sister Claudine. When Rose was approximately 12, the family moved to 2935 Olive Street in Kansas City Missouri. While receiving an education and diploma at Central High School, she met Lewis Robert Henderson and fell in love. Lewis and Rose were married on her 20th birthday, September 19, 1951. The ceremony was held at Grand Avenue Temple, a Methodist church, located in downtown Kansas City.

Rose was a life-long learner who appreciated the beauty of the world. She began working at age 15 for Katz’s Drug Store. The job was popping and selling popcorn outside the store. She also worked as an aide for two years at St. Luke’s Hospital where she developed an understanding of life and death. A dislike of doctors was also developed while working this job! She loved being an aide at St. Luke’s enough to plan on joining the Navy to become a nurse. A dream she gave up for marriage and children.

Rose loved to work and was proud to have been employed at Nelly Don, various banks in many different positions including as an Officer at Commerce Bank, a wholesale jewelry company and as a school bus driver.

At various times, she volunteered with Laubach Literacy, St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Hickman Mills School District, and Meals on Wheels. She taught adult literacy and assisted students as a volunteer tutor. At St. Luke’s she was a Sunday School teacher/nursery worker.

Rose Marie was preceded in death by Lewis, husband, Claude Guinn, father, Minnie Guinn, mother, Daniel Henderson, grandson, Claudine Wilma Lewis, and Ruth (Diane) Guinn, sisters, Charles Walker and Stan Warner, sons-in-law.

Rose is survived by her children and their spouses, Patricia Walker, Lewis (Pam), Robert (Donna), Linda Vermote (Billy Vines), Raymond (Debbie), Anna Oliver, Jon Mathew, and Guinn Riffle (Richard), her sister, Mary, Billie Lou Henderson Schuler and Alice Henderson Roten, sisters-in-law.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brett (Andrea), Richard (Shea), Toni (Maddie) Wetmore (Scott), Markus (Amanda), Joseph (Alli), Mary, Robert Kaye (Kerry), Lisa Kaye Hunt (Martyn), Chris Drake (Shea), Amy Kelley, Timothy Drake (Emili), Kristina Frazier (Justin), Jason Oliver (Abbi), Courtney Shillcutt (Aaron), Arron Riffle (Marissa), Alex Riffle (Ashley), and Adam Riffle.

In addition, Rose is survived by 40 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews whom she loved and appreciated.

Memorials may be given to Kansas City Hospice in lieu of flowers.

The family of Rose Marie wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Kansas City Hospice especially her nurse, Leslie, and aide, Nicole, as well as the doctors and nurses at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Services

  • A Memorial Service for Rose will be scheduled at a later date.

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Grace Swank-Davis

May 12, 2020

My lovely Aunt Rose. Always hospitable and warm-hearted. People were welcome to come in, open the refrigerator, get a drink and sit down.
I always saw her with a smile on her face...she was very nice to me.
And she was so pretty.

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September 19, 1951, my wedding day.

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Celebrating our marriage

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My four handsome sons at Easter: Robert, Lewis, Raymond, and Jon

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My four beautiful daughters: Patricia, Linda, Anna, and Guinn

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Happy Easter family picture: Lew, Rose, Pat, Lewis, Bob on the back row. Linda, Ray, Anna, Jon, and Guinn on the front row

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Family photo May 1976. Front row Anna, Pat, Rose, Lew, Linda, Guinn. Back row Lewis, Bob, Ray, and Jon

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

September 19, 1951, my wedding day.

FROM THE FAMILY

Celebrating our marriage

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FROM THE FAMILY

My four handsome sons at Easter: Robert, Lewis, Raymond, and Jon

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My four beautiful daughters: Patricia, Linda, Anna, and Guinn

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Happy Easter family picture: Lew, Rose, Pat, Lewis, Bob on the back row. Linda, Ray, Anna, Jon, and Guinn on the front row

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Family photo May 1976. Front row Anna, Pat, Rose, Lew, Linda, Guinn. Back row Lewis, Bob, Ray, and Jon

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Climbing aboard for our hot air balloon ride!

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