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Geneva Fern Henderson

April 22, 1932 ~ December 26, 2018 (age 86)

Geneva Fern Henderson, 86, of Siloam Springs, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Earlene Howard Hospice Home (Circle of Life Hospice) in Springdale.

Geneva was born on April 22, 1932 in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Ira and Ora (Price) Vaughn. She married the late Russell Wayne Henderson, on June 24, 1949 in Fayetteville, who preceded her in death. Geneva worked various jobs including Plus Poultry, Bear Brand Hosiery and the Levi Co., along with being a homemaker for many years. She was a strong Christian, who enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and a Perpetual Member of the Order of Eastern Star. Geneva had a servants heart by putting others needs ahead of her own and by living a God-centered life.  Her passion was family.  She blessed the lives of seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Paul Wayne Henderson and wife Mary of Tulsa, OK; two daughters, Linda Ross and husband Richard of Summers, AR, and Suzanne Smith and husband Rusty of Gentry, AR; one brother, Leroy Vaughn of Wichita, KS; four sisters, Helen Bungardt of Wichita, KS, Evelyn Brockman of Wichita, KS, Lorraine Nash of Van Buren, AR, and Anna Ineze Janes of Westville, OK; seven grandchildren, Renee Dykes Myers, Stacy Ross Dilley, Katie Henderson Blackford, Nicholas Ross, Bryan Smith, Kaleb Smith and Russell Henderson; thirteen great grandchildren, Lucy Myers, McKeehan Dilley, Zoe Dilley, Luke Myers, Stricklyn Dilley, Logan Smith, Paden Smith, Jack Blackford, Paxton Smith, Hannah Smith, Ellie Blackford, Andrew Blackford, and Miles Ross.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Harold and Charles Vaughn.

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Funeral service will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm.  Burial will be conducted at the Weddington Cemetery.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. To sign online guestbook please go to

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Earlene Howard Hospice Home (Circle of Life), 901 Jones Rd., Springdale, AR  72762

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