Helen B. Henshaw passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Danbury Senior Living, Wooster.
Helen was born at home in Chester Township on August 26, 1921, to J. Burch and Olive Lucille Ebright Wylie. She married William S. Henshaw on January 18, 1945. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2001.
Helen was a 1939 graduate of Chester High School and earned her degree in Home Economics from The Ohio State University in 1943. She remained a loyal Buckeye fan, and enjoyed attending OSU football games for many years.
Helen was employed as an office assistant for Green Local Schools from 1969-1996. She also managed the family farm’s egg and sweet corn business. She was a member of the Smithville Mother and Yarn Clubs and also served as a 4-H advisor. Helen was a long-time member of Wayne Presbyterian Church.
Helen enjoyed traveling and taking many trips both domestically and internationally. She also remained active with golf, water aerobics and mowing her lawn.
Helen is survived by her four children: Tom (Pat) Henshaw of Smithville; Janet (Ben) Hickey of Sunbury; Joan (Ed) Millspaw of Austinburg, OH and Silverthorne, CO; Doug (Cindy) Henshaw of Wooster. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by her siblings: Portia (Morris) Oldham; Judson (Peg) Wylie; Kathleen (Tom) Henderson; Winifred (Wallace) Spotts; Ruth (Ed) McCracken.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May2, 2023 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor John Finn officiating. Private family interment will be held in Wayne Presbyterian Cemetery.
Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
The family would like to extend special gratitude to Allison Graves for her years of friendship and compassion, and also to the excellent staff at Danbury Senior Living and Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their care of Helen.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com