Karen H. Henderson: Jan. 16, 2017

Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017

COOKEVILLE — Karen Louise (Horn) Henderson, 72, of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed from this life Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Karen was born Aug. 21, 1944, in Bay City, Michigan, to the late Helen Marie (Meier) and Roy T. Horn. At age 7 the family moved to Kawkawlin, Michigan. She attended T.L. Handy, Delta College, Michigan State University, and Florida Nova University.

Karen’s career of teaching included Michigan, California and 30 years in Florida. She was an Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Silver Sister and belonged to retired teacher organizations.

Karen was a member of Cookeville First united Methodist Church and Backsliders Sunday School class.

She enjoyed to travel, international and domestic with the RV, reading, gardening, and scrapbooking travel adventures.

Her family includes husband of 33 years, James C. Henderson; daughters Laura A. Henderson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Cindy (Jason) Doyle of Elk Grove, California; granddaughter Paige; brother, Robert R. Horn of Bay City, Michigan; nephews, Robert Horn Jr., David Horn, and James Horn; nieces Kathy (Rick) Eichinger, Jean (Steve) Balcer, and their families, William and Maxine Stribling of Americus, Georgia, and their families.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by: sister-in-law, Charlene Horn and niece Julie Horn.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

Funeral Services for Karen Henderson will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, 800 W. Jackson St., Cookeville, Tennessee, with Brother Whitney Mitchell officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Ellaville City Cemetery in Ellaville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s.

To sign the online guestbook and to send the family a message please visit: www.crestlawnmemorial.com

Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.