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Thursday December 27th, 2018
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Geneva Fern Henderson

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 www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.

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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Linda I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom.

Becky Boyd (Obert) Jan 29 2019 12:00 AM

I only met Miss Geneva during her stay at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. She was a very special lady and I admired her and her family greatly.

Pamela Norton Jan 5 2019 12:00 AM

I have very fond memories of visiting Geneva and Wayne years ago with my parents. (Wayne's mother and my Dad, Dalton Hunton were 1st cousins)

Lillie Smith Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

She was a wonderful mother in law, sweet, loving, kind to all and had a giving spirit about her. My memories of how she loved to grow flowers are special. She could grow anything!! She was an amazing cook and seamstress also. She had a special way with babies...she loved them and they loved her! I will miss her laugh...Especially when talking to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her love of Christ was evident in how she loved and served others. Praying for you all, Love, Anita Henson

Anita Henson Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

Geneva was an amazing mother in law to me. She was sweet, loving, and yet a very strong woman! She could grow anything, cook anything...my memory of her flowers I special! She had special way with babies... they loved her and she loved them!!! I will miss her laughter, especially when with her grandchildren and great grandchildren! She demonstrated her love of Christ by how she loved and served others. You are missed. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Anita Henson Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Geneva Henderson

Carol Vaughn Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Table Basket was sent on December 27, 2018

From your loving nephew. Jerald

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

A Tropical Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was ordered on December 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

Never ever easy to lose your mother but Linda you had many wonderful years of memories to look back on! Sorry for your loss

Neil carey Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

An Azalea Plant was ordered on December 27, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2018 12:00 AM

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