Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Marcile J. Henkener, 91, New Knoxville, passed away Sept. 20, 2013, at Friendship Village, Dublin. She had resided in Dublin for the last 12 years.
She was born May 19, 1922, on a farm near Bluffton, the daughter of Ezra and Etta Davidson Amstutz. On June 15, 1947, she married Roger J. Henkener, who is deceased.
Surviving are daughters, Ann Henkener, Columbus, Barbara (Joe) Malsom, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mary Henkener (Paul Esposito), Cincinnati; four grandchildren, Margaret (Dan) Stanaway, Patrick (Andrea) Malsom, Nora Esposito and Julia Esposito; a sister-in-law, Mary Amstutz; a niece; and seven nephews.
Preceding her in death were siblings, Ruth Ayers, Ray Amstutz and Fred Amstutz.
She graduated in 1943 from Lima Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse. Her professional career included caring for wounded servicemen in Petoskey, Mich., during World War II.
She was an accomplished and prolific quilter. Her family and many others continue to enjoy these beautiful legacies of her Mennonite heritage. She was a devoted volunteer at New Knoxville High School and First United Church.
Visitation and funeral services will be held jointly with those of her sister-in-law, Marjorie Wellman, who passed away the same day.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Church, with burial to follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at First United Church of Christ, New Knoxville.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Grove City, at www.midohiofoodbank.org.
Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys.