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Keith Henderson

January 25, 1961August 1, 2020
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Keith Henderson was born on January 25, 1961 at Clark Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Nancy (Aboud) Henderson and Lindsey “Junie” Henderson Jr.

Keith enjoyed his childhood in Charlestown, Indiana and attended Saint Michael’s Catholic Church and grade school. He graduated from Providence High School in 1979. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Keith went on to serve as an Indiana State Trooper who served as First Sergeant and Legal Advisor for the Indiana State Police. He was appointed to the Office of Prosecutor in Crawford County, Indiana on March 13, 1998 and elected to a full term the following November. In 2002, Mr. Henderson was elected to the Office of the Floyd County Prosecutor and he served with dedication as such since January 1, 2003, having won re-election in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Mr. Henderson instructed law enforcement agencies and Prosecuting Attorney Councils at conferences and lectures within the Southern Indiana region and across the country. He served as a featured speaker for the International Association for Identification, the Missouri Capital Litigation Conference, and frequently lectured for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council.

Mr. Henderson served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council and a past Chairman. He served for several years as Chairman of its Ethics Committee and on the Indiana Supreme Court Rules Committee.

In December 2010, Mr. Henderson was selected by his peers as the Indiana representative to the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to represent the interests of Indiana prosecutors. He served on its Executive Committee and testified before Congress on issues of concern to law enforcement and prosecutors.

As Floyd County Prosecutor, Keith received the Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award from the Harrison/Crawford County Bar Association, the Home Run Hitters Award of Excellence by the National District Attorney’s Association, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Louisville-Metro Outstanding Service Award, and the 2009 Family and Children’s Place Gold Medal Award for his outstanding work in the community on behalf of children. In 2013, he received the Justice/Law Enforcement Red Ribbon award from Our Place Drug & Alcohol Services.

Keith was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany, Indiana. He helped found the Knights of the Holy Temple at the Parish, a group of high school young men to serve as altar servers and was also on the Liturgical planning committee and was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He enjoyed coaching New Albany City Youth football teams, taking a team for several years to a regional tournament in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Keith was, most importantly, a loving and dedicated husband to his wife, Amy, and father to his three children. He passed on to his children his devout Catholic faith, his search for excellence in life, and his belief in the importance of helping and serving others. He was an avid runner, having run the Louisville Mini-Marathon for 34 consecutive years, most recently in 2018. He enjoyed throwing a football with Andrew, driving a golfcart to watch Andrew and Alexandria play golf, working in the prosecutor’s office with his esteemed and beloved colleagues and friends, seeing Anastasia get married in the fall, and spending time with his family at home.

He served the Floyd County community with honor and integrity. His faith was evident to all who knew him. He was a loyal friend, brother and son, and a beloved husband, father and uncle. He will be missed and remembered always. “As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4: 6-7)

Keith is survived by his wife, Dr. Amy (Hallal) Henderson, children Anastasia (Chris) McCaffrey, Alexandria and Keith “Andrew” II, sisters Kathryn (Jerry) Jacobi, Carolyn (Rick) Fox, parents-in-law Dr. Eli and Susan Hallal and loving brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany from 1:00PM - 8:00PM Thursday. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30AM Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Please be aware that the church capacity is limited due to social distancing expectations. Service will be live-streamed on facebook at the following link. https://www.facebook.com/HolyFamilyCatholic/live_videos

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Holy Family Catholic Church or Our Lady of Providence High School. Online condolences may be made at kraftfuneralservice.net.

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Albert Eusebio

August 21, 2020

Dear Keith and Family,

Although I may not have ever met you. I do know you through your youngest daughter you love so greatly, Alex; and through her I have seen just a GLIMPSE of the amazing man that you are! Thank you for your "YES" to Fatherhood, and for your constant giving of yourself to God, your family, and to others especially as you neared your final days. You are such an example, and an inspiration to all! Although I am terribly sorry for your family's loss, I am at peace and full of joy in knowing that your life has TRULY just begun. THE mission you started is being TAKEN ON, and RE-KINDLED in your family in a way that it never could have if God's will was not allowed. You are ALIVE in the hearts of each on of your beloved family, and in ours, and I am HONORED to be a witness of the fruits of God's labor through your "yes".

Thank you Keith, You, as well as all God's kids TRULY are Amazing!

May God look upon you with great mercy, and bless your family, as you intercede daily for them as they continue this mission of joy and service that you enkindled within their hearts.

Amen.

Mary Jo Gohmann

August 9, 2020

Dear Amy and Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Keith’s
passing. He was a remarkable generous man . We feel blessed to have known him and witness his contributions to the whole community.
Keith and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
John & Mary Jo Gohmann

Brad & Tami Black

August 8, 2020

We send you all our heartfelt love and prayers. We pray for peace and comfort that only our Father God can provide. Our thoughts are with you, Amy, along with your children.

Pam Darnall

August 7, 2020

The Board and Staff at Family & Children's Place are saddened by the passing of Keith Henderson. Keith was instrumental in establishing the Child Advocacy Center for Southern Indiana over fifteen years ago. As a result of his support and leadership, many children hurt by sexual abuse have received critical services to help overcome trauma that no child should ever experience. Our entire community is impacted by his passing. We are forever grateful for his support and leadership, and will continue our work with his inspiration as our guide.

Elizabeth Hattab

August 7, 2020

A man of integrity , always authentic and an extraordinary role model. The community has lost a faithful servant who sought for fairness and accountability for himself and all others.
I am honored to have known him in his role as prosecutor and on local committees . He was a person of true humility.
Prayers for peace go out to his family as they grieve. What a sad loss for everyone, may God bless his soul.

Celia Amaya Appel

August 7, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Hallal and Henderson families. Mr Henderson's untimely departure from this word is a great loss to the community he served.
Amy, your family is in my prayers, may you find comfort and may he Rest In Peace.

Tom Wine

August 6, 2020

Thank you Keith for your faithful service as a prosecutor.
Your fellow prosecutor from Louisville.

Trina Ams

August 6, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Keith's passing. I met Keith many years ago when I worked in Charlestown. He was such a great man, full of honesty and integrity. My condolences to Amy and their children.

Barbara Popp

August 6, 2020

Keith was an Amazing friend over the years. He and I were on the Providence Board of Trustees at the same time. We will all miss him so much

Go Pioneers!

Charlie Schladand

August 6, 2020

I helped Keith when he ran for state senate seat and he assisted me on city council race.
I am glad to have known him and the tributes to him are wonderful.

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Biography

Keith Henderson was born on January 25, 1961 at Clark Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Nancy (Aboud) Henderson and Lindsey “Junie” Henderson Jr.

Keith enjoyed his childhood in Charlestown, Indiana and attended Saint Michael’s Catholic Church and grade school. He graduated from Providence High School in 1979. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

Keith went on to serve as an Indiana State Trooper who served as First Sergeant and Legal Advisor for the Indiana State Police. He was appointed to the Office of Prosecutor in Crawford County, Indiana on March 13, 1998 and elected to a full term the following November. In 2002, Mr. Henderson was elected to the Office of the Floyd County Prosecutor and he served with dedication as such since January 1, 2003, having won re-election in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Mr. Henderson instructed law enforcement agencies and Prosecuting Attorney Councils at conferences and lectures within the Southern Indiana region and across the country. He served as a featured speaker for the International Association for Identification, the Missouri Capital Litigation Conference, and frequently lectured for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council.

Mr. Henderson served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council and a past Chairman. He served for several years as Chairman of its Ethics Committee and on the Indiana Supreme Court Rules Committee.

In December 2010, Mr. Henderson was selected by his peers as the Indiana representative to the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to represent the interests of Indiana prosecutors. He served on its Executive Committee and testified before Congress on issues of concern to law enforcement and prosecutors.

As Floyd County Prosecutor, Keith received the Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award from the Harrison/Crawford County Bar Association, the Home Run Hitters Award of Excellence by the National District Attorney’s Association, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Louisville-Metro Outstanding Service Award, and the 2009 Family and Children’s Place Gold Medal Award for his outstanding work in the community on behalf of children. In 2013, he received the Justice/Law Enforcement Red Ribbon award from Our Place Drug & Alcohol Services.

Keith was an active member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany, Indiana. He helped found the Knights of the Holy Temple at the Parish, a group of high school young men to serve as altar servers and was also on the Liturgical planning committee and was a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He enjoyed coaching New Albany City Youth football teams, taking a team for several years to a regional tournament in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Keith was, most importantly, a loving and dedicated husband to his wife, Amy, and father to his three children. He passed on to his children his devout Catholic faith, his search for excellence in life, and his belief in the importance of helping and serving others. He was an avid runner, having run the Louisville Mini-Marathon for 34 consecutive years, most recently in 2018. He enjoyed throwing a football with Andrew, driving a golfcart to watch Andrew and Alexandria play golf, working in the prosecutor’s office with his esteemed and beloved colleagues and friends, seeing Anastasia get married in the fall, and spending time with his family at home.

He served the Floyd County community with honor and integrity. His faith was evident to all who knew him. He was a loyal friend, brother and son, and a beloved husband, father and uncle. He will be missed and remembered always.
“As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4: 6-7)

Keith is survived by his wife, Dr. Amy (Hallal) Henderson, children Anastasia (Chris) McCaffrey, Alexandria and Keith “Andrew” II, sisters Kathryn (Jerry) Jacobi, Carolyn (Rick) Fox, parents-in-law Dr. Eli and Susan Hallal and loving brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany from 1:00PM - 8:00PM Thursday. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30AM Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Jeffersonville, IN.

Please be aware that the church capacity is limited due to social distancing expectations. Service will be live-streamed on facebook at the following link. https://www.facebook.com/HolyFamilyCatholic/live_videos

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Holy Family Catholic Church or Our Lady of Providence High School. Online condolences may be made at kraftfuneralservice.net

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