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Frances Malone Henderson

October 27, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Frances Malone Henderson passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Frances was born May 25, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the daughter of Dr. James Ambrose and Fleda Doris Doolittle Malone. She obtained her college degree in Music Education, and went on to teach locally at both Olive Orange School in Tuppers Plains, Ohio and Coolville School in Coolville, Ohio. She completed her teaching career at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she inspired young people to love and appreciate music, and then pass that along to the future youth they would go on to teach. In addition to her teaching career, she also enjoyed a career in insurance sales. On Thanksgiving Day in 1959, she married the love of her life, Ralph C. (Abe) Henderson of Alfred, Ohio, and they spent the next 50 years together on the farm they both loved in Coolville, Ohio. Frances was a member and tireless worker of the Coolville United Methodist Church in Coolville, Ohio. She was very proud of her church and her community and spearheaded many projects to raise money for the church, fire department, Lions Club and many other worthy causes. She was very generous to those in need and to those working to make a better community.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; and sister, Marjorie Jean Malone; as well as her aunts and uncles.

An open memorial service and celebration of her life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Coolville United Methodist Church in Coolville, Ohio, with Pastor Katherine Riley officiating.

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