Hilda M. Henderson

April 26, 1920January 10, 2021

Hilda M. Henderson, 100, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Tapestry of Springboro. She was born April 26, 1920 in Dayton, Ohio. Hilda retired from Mead Corporation. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, playing Bingo, and had a love for butterflies. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Hilda made it her goal to see 100 years of age. Over the last year she was very proud to tell people, “I made it”. She is survived by her children, Roberta Frazier, Jeanette (Jim) Belvo, Wayne Henderson, Mark Henderson, and Tamara Newcomer; 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, David and Mamie (Sortman) Metzger, son-in-law, Arthur Frazier, granddaughter-in-law, Janet Belvo; and her siblings, Kenneth, Dorothy, Howard, Elwood, and Lloyd. A private family service will be held. Burial will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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Donna Jones

January 16, 2021

Dear Jeannette & family,

I just wanted to let you know that you and your family have been in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to all of you. What a wonderful milestone your mother achieved in reaching the age of over 100 years young. May all the wonderful memories you have of your mother throughout the years give you peace and comfort today and always.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest and peace! Amen.

Carol Rinker

January 15, 2021

Dear Jeanette, Jim and Family,
My sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Hilda. I always enjoyed hearing updates about her latest adventures. Although I did not know her personally, she had to be a very caring lady. She was very proud that she met her goal of reaching age 100! God Bless Her!
May she rest in Peace!
Carol Rinker

Carol Rinker

January 15, 2021

Dear Jeanette, Jim and family,
My sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. I always enjoyed hearing updates about how she was doing. Although I did not know her personally, she must have been a very caring person. She was given her one special wish to live to 100. God Bless her!
Carol Rinker

Tina Newcomer

January 15, 2021

Oh grandma, I will always treasure the good times. Playing euchre was the best with you, you were always entertaining. I will miss the giggle and laugh you had when you got really tickled about something. I thank you for my mother who is the greatest mother and strongest woman I know. I proud you made your goal of 100 years, it tells the family we have so much strength and determination in our blood and that is something to be proud of. I love you forever and always.

Rachel Robinson

January 14, 2021

I have so many great memories of Grandma. She always lived life much younger than her actual age. She was fiercely independent, opinionated, and had a zest for life. How many 70 year olds ride a water slide - Surf Cincinnati ring a bell? Grandma, Matt, and I took a road trip a couple of years later to FL in her Grand Marquis. She loved FL and that car! Dad liked to call her “lead foot” because of all the speeding tickets she had gotten. She always claimed that the police were watching for her. It wasn’t hard to get her worked up over politics too. What a hoot! She was one of a kind and I will miss her wit, laughter, and kindness. She was a role model and I couldn’t have asked for a better grandmother.

Deon and Tom Richards

January 14, 2021

Hilda was one of a kind. We have many memories of adventures with her in Ohio, West Virginia and when she lived in Florida.
One memory is her cute “giggle laugh” that made me (Deon) laugh.

She was young at heart and lived her life to the fullest.
To accomplish her goal ..
100 years is amazing. We both loved her and will miss hearing about her.

Roberta Frazier

January 14, 2021

I am Hilda's oldest daughter but we were more like sisters. Always I could call her when I was down due to my husband (Art's) long illness. Now it's just memories. Can't imagine being without her to talk to. We went on many trips together. These included Florida Disney World, Michigan, Tennessee, Canada. Never missed Ohio State Fair. But the best one was to Hawaii. She won a trip there completely paid for from her job at Mead Corp. She chose me as her traveling partner as I could get off work. Never stayed in that hotel much. Every day a new adventure. Snorkeled, feed fish frozen peas, swam, took dinner cruise on bay, toured pineapple factory, walked to sidewalk flea market, and road city bus everywhere. Even took plane to island of Kauai and spent day touring. Never saw her so happy. Hawaii was a place she wanted to visit on her wish list. She bought a conversion van just so she could camp with our family and friends on Frazier's Knob in West Virginia. Whatever was planned for the weekend she was all for it. What a great Mother and Grandmother. She will be missed tremendously. So love each other while you can. I had that love for 100 years,

Joe Henderson

January 13, 2021

She loved her bingo and handed out sarcasm to all.

Robert Frazier and Family

January 12, 2021

…and she was very sharp! I was always amazed at how she could keep track of cards. There were no free passes when playing games with her grandkids. If you wanted to win, you had to earn it. That same competitive spirit has been passed down to her great grandsons and I’m sure it will continue to the next generation.

Becky Kelly and family

January 12, 2021

Grandma was so feisty! I'll never forget the day dad put the walkie-talkie in the outhouse and told him he could see her and she kept saying, "art art where are you?" LOL that was a funniest thing ever