Alice Henderson

October 21, 1938January 27, 2013
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Alice was born October 21, 1938 in Kansas City, Kansas to Willie Fitzpatrick and Idell Theresa Young. A lifelong Kansas City area resident, she grew up a member of Our Lady of St. Rose Catholic Church and graduated from Sumner High School in 1956. Alice married the love of her life, Clarence E. Henderson on November 7, 1956. She attended Kansas City Community College and worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Kansas Department of Social Services for a few years then worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Alice worked for the chancellor for a few years before being promoted to the Director of Admissions and Housekeeping, where she worked until her retirement in 1996. In 1986, Alice was elected President of the Midwest Association of Hospital Admitting Managers, and was also a member of the Kansas Association of Hospital Admitting Managers. In addition to serving on the Discrimination Hearing Board of the Medical Center, Alice was a member of the Black Faculty and Staff Council Executive Committee and the African-American History Month Planning Committee. She won two awards for Black Achievers in Industry, first in 1990 and then in 1995. Alice was involved in many organizations: a social club called “Club Ultra Modern,” she supported the United Negro College Fund, NAACP, United Way and the American Council for the Blind. She sang in the KU Med Center Choir and enjoyed writing, she even won an award for writing a Gospel song, “Everyday Praise Him.” She loved watching the Chiefs and was a KU Jayhawk fan. Alice enjoyed traveling and fishing. She was also actively involved in the Henderson family reunion.


  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2013

Alice Henderson

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Felicia Antwi

February 4, 2013

Praying that God will continue to comfort you and your family during this time of transition.

Joseph/Helen Gilbert

February 2, 2013

To Lynda Henderson,
May we express our deepest sympathy during the passing of your mother.

May God bear you and family in His loving care.

Bella Alex

February 2, 2013

Thinking of you Lynda during this difficult time.

Gayle Edwards

February 1, 2013

Lynda and family:

I will treasure the memory of Ms. Alice's visit last November. Her sweet spirit will be greatly missed. Your buddy, Gayle Edwards.

February 1, 2013

Rest in Sweet Peace Ms. Alice. May our prayers be with the Henderson, Jones, Baker, and Mayfield families.

Steve and Carol Holmes-Boswell

Lisa Kay Mayfield

January 31, 2013

Seanda Jones-Baker

January 31, 2013

Aunt Alice, Rest in Peace.... Love Seanda Jones-Baker

Barbara Shinall

January 31, 2013

I did not know Mrs. Henderson but I do know her daughter, Lynda. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Henderson family during this difficult time.

Cheryl Holifield

January 30, 2013

To My Henderson Family
Know that we are praying for you all. God needed her more than we did. She lived a wonderful live and was a wonderful person.We loved her very much. I will always remember her precious smile.

Chinara Hunter

January 30, 2013

Praying for your strength. God has spoken, so let the church say AMEN!