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Mary Elizabeth Pate Henderson passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Mary was born to Cecile and Clovis Milam on May 25, 1917, in Arthur, Ill.
Along with her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and Berle Milam; sister, Lena Barr; her husband, Hillery E. Pate; her son, Richard S. Pate; and her granddaughter, Hillery Ann Harvey Hays. Mary's second husband, Win Henderson also preceded her in death.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Becky (Ron) Harvey of San Antonio; sister, Nancye Barnhart of Carmel; stepson, Kim (Helen) Henderson of Trafalgar; stepdaughter, Marla (Todd) Farris of Greencastle. Mary is also survived by three granddaughters, Julia Old of Palmerston North, New Zealand, Amy (Michael) Hyatt of Charleston S.C., and Ashley (Matt) Brosey of Charleston; three nieces and nine great-grandchildren.
Mary was active as a Cub Scout and Brownie leader and served as the secretary of the CIB class as well as a deaconess at Maplewood Christian Church where she was a member since 1950. She was also active in Girls Friendly, the Terre Haute Historical Society, AARP and the Women's Department Club. Mary was a charter member of the Friends of the Public Library. She worked at the Vigo County Library for seven years, worked at the courthouse in Absentee Voter Registration and the Indiana State University Bookstore and in the ISU Business Administration Office.
Mary will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
There will be a memorial service held at Westminster at a later date. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at:
Published on June 26, 2017
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