Shirley Ruth Henderson

August 6, 1936 - October 25, 2011

08/06/1936 - 10/25/2011

Past Services

Thursday October 27, 2011
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Friday October 28, 2011
Parkview Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
Friday October 28, 2011
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

HENDERSON, Shirley Ruth Blair, 75, of Benwood, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in Wheeling Hospital.

Shirley was born August 6, 1936 in New Martinsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late Edward P. and Lulu E. Amos Blair. She was a retired bus driver for Marshall County Schools and a member of the Wheeling First Church of God. She was also a member of the McMechen Women’s Club, the American Legion, Post, No. 46 Ladies Auxiliary, the W.V. School Service Personnel Association and the W.V. Association of Retired School Employees.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Henderson in 2000; and a brother, Sheldon E. Blair.

Shirley is survived by her four children, Yvonne Charles Minor of Benwood, Carla Carl Wilt of Benwood, Ronnie Sheryl Henderson of Wheeling and Joseph Sharon Henderson of Benwood; a brother, James R. Blair of Moundsville; seven grandchildren, Michelle Scott Crupe, Matt Kacie Minor, Ryan Henderson, Holly Henderson, Vincent Wilt, Megan Henderson and Tiffany Henderson; two great-grandchildren, Carlee and Madison Crupe; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to the nurses and staff at Belmont Manor, for the comfort and care given to their mother.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Friday, October 28, 2011, with the Rev. Charles Swiger officiating. Interment will be in Parkview Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Belmont Manor, 51999 Guirino Drive, St. Clairsville, OH 43950.

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Milton and Linda McCracken
8 years ago

All our sympathy for the passing of your mother. Milton alway’s remembers her fondly. When there was a get together and she would cook she would alway’s tell him that he “cleaned up well”. She was a great person and a good cook. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susie Henderson
8 years ago

As I listened to the pastor today talk about the Shirley he knew for only 8 years wow what was missed out on before! She was so passionate about her family-children and grand children. What she wouldnt have done for them well, it just couldnt have been done. She was great at everything she did, she taught me a lot. She will be missed. Love you guys!!!

Theresa M. King
8 years ago

Carla, Yvonne, Ron & Families, I was so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed away. I will always remember her for her fun loving nature and her kind heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time of sadness.

Theresa M. King

Jean Irene Paglialunga
8 years ago

Dear Carla and Yvonne,

My deepest sympathy to you and all of the family at this sad time. I am sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Know that now she has seen the face of Jesus and is a peace and possibly having a nice lunch with my Mother in Heaven. Thank you for letting me know about your sweet Mother’s passing and I am sorry that I am not able to attend the services at this time but know that she is in my prayers. I know what a fun person she was at Belmont Manor.

In Sympathy,

Jean Paglialunga

Sherry Moravec
8 years ago

Dearest Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I didn’t know her well, but the few times I was around her, I enjoyed her company very much. You have my deepest sympathy. Yvonne, Carla, Ronnie and Joe. May God be with you all today and always. I cherish each and everyone of you and I am here if you need anything. God Bless ..

Becky Dutcher
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Shirley and her big blue eyes and pretty smile. Shirley sang us the Angel Song, now she is singing with the Angels.

8 years ago

I am so sorry. How I wish I was home. The great memories will live on forever!! I miss and love all you guys with all my heart!!! Take care!! Love, Tamie Jo and Tom

Zachary Rodak
8 years ago

I am truly sorry about your loss. Shirley was a wonderful person and will always be remembered. My prayers are with the family.

Cathy Weber
8 years ago

I will miss Shirley more than I can say. Seeing her at Belmont Manor these last three years was a constant joy. I can’t believe that she is gone. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother.

Deanna Gorman
8 years ago

I’m so sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was a kind lady and will fondly be remembered. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time.

Dan Fisher
8 years ago

I’m very sorry to hear of your Mother’s paasing. Ruth & Bob Sheller advised me of it today. She was always so kind & friendly to all of us. Dan Fisher

Gary Cunningham
8 years ago

Joe and Family,

Please except sympathies with the passing of your mother. May God bestow your family the strength to get through this difficult time.

Gary Cunningham

Rev. Chuck & Sheila Swiger
8 years ago

Just a note to say we are praying for you that the Lord will COMFORT YOU and help you during this time of grief. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

In Christ’s Love

Pastor Chuck and Sheila

missi minor morrison
8 years ago

Many memories of life on Benwood Hill and all she would do for family and friends. May God bless her and all of her family . She was a great person and friend. As well as a member of our family.

Wendy DeBolt Fordyce
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. May you cherish the memories your mom left you and find peace knowing that she was a caring lady.

Growing up on Benwood Hill all my life, she was the one person that I probably saw more than anyone especially since she drove the “big yellow school bus”. I’ll never forget our assigned seats she gave us, or how many times she made sure we knew she was in charge. But one thing is for sure, she made sure we were safe in our travels each and every day!!!!

May God bless you and help ease your sorrow.

Joe Miller
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. May you cherish the memories your mom left.

As my bus driver for 9 years bus #77, I still remember the annual assigned seating and when she would play “Friends in low places” by Garth Brooks, everyone would be singing!

May God bless you!

Jamie Orth
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Yvonne, Carla, Joe, Ron and all your children… my heart aches for you. I know exactly what you are going through. Atleast she finally gets to be with Page again and I’m sure my Pap greeted her with open arms…Lord only knows what kind of trouble they’re getting into up there! LoL! Shirley was an amazing woman who I feel priveleged to say that she was part of my crazy family. She will be missed.

Love you all! <3

Neil & Sandy Miller
8 years ago

Neil and I were very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed by all. Love and prayers to all of you! Yvonne, if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Love you!!

Annette Vidis
8 years ago

Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of your beloved mother Shirley. I’ve always found solace in the following poem as I hope You will also:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,

I am the swift, uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there, I do not sleep.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there, I did not die!

Mary Frye 1932

Sincerely Annette Vidis

8 years ago

So sorry to read of Shirley’s Passing

She drove the bus when my children went to school. She was a very nice lady.

Sherri Marsh Hustead
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about your Mom.You all are close and that will help to get you thur this all. Just remember all the good times and know that she is with alot of good friends up there.

Anita Kress Howell
8 years ago

Thinking of you all during this time. May God hold you tightly in his arms and offer you the comfort you need in knowing that Shirely is at peace.

Nancy Murrin
8 years ago

This poem reminded me of your mom and your family…I’ll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers…

A limb has fallen from the family tree.

I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.

Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.

The good life I lived while I was strong.

Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.

Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.

Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.

Continue traditions, no matter how small.

Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.

Until the day comes we’re together again

–Author unknown

Uncle Jimmy and Cassie
8 years ago

We love you!

Ron & Sheryl Henderson
8 years ago

You were always there to lend an ear and a shoulder to cry on. You will be in our hearts and memories forever. RIP! Until we meet again…

Joe & Cheryl McCool
8 years ago

Yvonne we are so sorry about your Mom, she was a great lady.

Betty Simms
8 years ago

Yvonne, Carla & family, So very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Shirley was a great lady and will be missed.

carol griffiths
8 years ago

yvonne, carla, and family.

no words can express how i feel at this time. i really enjoyed your mom, we had some good times esp. the back/head messages. i will miss her deeply.