D. Selina Henderson

May 20, 1924 - September 28, 2004

05/20/1924 - 09/28/2004

Past Services

Thursday September 30, 2004
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 W. Main St.
St.Clairsville, OH 43950
740 695-0475 | Directions
Friday October 01, 2004
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 Da | Directions
Friday October 01, 2004
11:00 am
Thoburn United Methodist Church
209 East Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0770 | Directions

HENDERSON, D. SELINA, 80, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004 under hospice care after a short illness, in the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV.
She was born May 20, 1924 in St. Clairsville, a daughter of the late Leroy T. and Gladys Mae Whittock Henderson.
She had retired , after many years of service, from her position as Secretary to the Superintendent of St. Clairsville Public Schools. She had also worked in other positions in the school system after leaving Hanna Coal Company and the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company.
Selina was a lifelong and active member of the Thoburn United Methodist Church of St. Clairsville. She was active in the Mary Reid Circle activities, the United Methodist Women’s organizations, as well as chairing the Church Library Committee and was a member of the Building Committee for the new church. She sang in the choir and participated in many church vocal and music programs as well as being a regular performer in the St. Clairsville minstrel shows and sang choruses of several of the summer musical productions at Oglebay Park. Her community activities included the Tuesday Night Club, volunteer with the Story Hour Program of the St. Clairsville Public Library and a volunteer greeter with the Reading Program at the St. Clairsville Elementary School.
She is survivied by her brother, Dr. William L. Henderson and his wife, Debbie Henderson, of Hilliard, Ohio, her niece; Carol Henderson-Drake and her husband, James of Belmont, Ohio;
great-nieces, Emily and Kaily Drake, and a great-nephew, Peyton Drake, all of Belmont; and cousins, Robert and Martha Henderson of Laurel Deleware.
Family and friends will be received at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral and Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio on Thursday from 4-7 PM, and on Friday from 9:30 AM until the
time of the funeral at 11:00 AM at the Thoburn United Methodist Church, 209 East Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio with the Rev. Kim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in Selina’s honor to the Thoburn United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or the Church Memorial Fund in care of Thoburn United Methodist Church, 209 East Main Street, St. Clairsville, Ohio, 43950 ot to the St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 West Main Street, St. Clairsivlle, Ohio 43950.

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Robin Litten
8 years ago

Carole and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have not been in the area for some time, but remember the kindness and professionalism of your Aunt Selina.She will be greatly missed! With Sympathy, Robin Litten

marjie caldwell
8 years ago

I am sorry at the loss of Selina Henderson, she played a big part in our families life that of my grandparents Superintendant of Belmont County Schools William Greenlee and Helen Greenlee and my parents life John Caldwell and Margaret L Greenlee Caldwell as the soloist at there wedding, I had contacted Selina last year for her remembrances about my parents as they were celebrating 50 yrs of marriage, and I am glad I contacted her as we corresponded and spoke several times and I got to see her picture she looked wonderful not a day over 30, when she mailed it for the book, thank you for sharing her life with us as it made our life more richer,

She will now join the one who made her and brought her life that of her lord and savior

Marjorie Caldwell

Rosalee Stevens King
8 years ago

I remember that Selina was my first choir director at an early age at The Thoburn Methodist Church in St.Clairsville…the first hymn I learned was This Is My Fathers World. Selina was a very happy,compassionate,caring person. I also remember her at school with Mr. John Shannon and Mr. Moore those are the days one never forgets.I later moved to other parts of the country and always remembered my roots and remembered many special people. I know that she will do a lot of singing for The Lord and one thing about it for sure we will meet on that beautiful shore. What a wonderful person.

Joyce Zeiher
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Selina’s passing. She was at the superintendent’s office when I first started subbing in the system, back in 87-88. And I would occasionally run in to her outside the school after her retirement. She was always friendly and was well liked by all who knew her. She will be missed.

Joyce Zeiher

Carolyn Brown
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Selina’s illness and passing. I’ve known her all my life and always looked up to her as being such a wonderful, friendly, very talented and giving person. I regret I cannot be at the funeral tomorrow but I will be there in spirit. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I will miss her friendship.


Ritz Camera Crew
8 years ago

Ms. Henderson was a lovely customer who always came in with a smile.. We will miss her greatly.

Julie Thatcher Barnett
8 years ago

My deepest condolences to the family. I remember Selina when I grew up in Bethesda, Ohio. My Aunt June & Uncle “Pete” Henderson were relatives. I always remembered her as being such a lovely & warm person.

Jean I. Paglialunga
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to all of Selina’s family. I met selina when I began my teaching career in St. Clairsville around the early 1970’s. She was always a very pleasant and happy lady. In fact, she was the first secretary I had worked with during my 30 years in the teaching profession. Nowadays, many an office manager would learn from her positive attitude, charming smile and pleasant working attitude. I am sorry to hear of her passing. —– Jean Paglialunga

Melinda Brothers
8 years ago

Some of my nicest memories of Thoburn United Methodist Church included Miss Henderson. Not seeing her smile and hearing her warm words at church will put sadness in our hearts.

Condolences and Prayers from the Morgan and Brothers Families

Nidhi & Ron
8 years ago

We were very fortunate to share the same neighbourhood with Selina for three years. She was friendly, caring, and a very loving person. Selina was like a family to us. We are very sorry that Selina is no longer with us. We will always remember her as a wonderful lady who loved us, guided us and comforted us at all times.