Mavis L. Henderson
July 29, 1926 - December 31, 2019

Mavis L. Henderson

Mavis L. Henderson
Jul 29, 1926 - Dec 31, 2019

Mavis L. Henderson
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Mavis L. Henderson, age 93 of Colfax, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. Burial will take place at Greencastle Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the church and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Guy and Opal (Inglis) Gardner, Mavis was born on July 29, 1926, in Ira, Iowa. She graduated from Mingo High School in 1944, where she was active in band, choir, and basketball. On February 20, 1944, she was united in marriage to Junior Mac Henderson in Unionville, Missouri. Mavis was a 50 plus member of the First Baptist Church in Colfax. She was very active in the AWANA's program at the church.
Those left to honor her memory include her children; Dennis (Irene) Henderson, Cheryl Hites, Jane (Chuck) Talcott, Steve (Judy) Henderson, Diane (Angel) Salas, and Don Henderson; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Maryllis (John) Gearhart and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Mavis in death were her parents, husband in 2008 and two brothers, Gale in infancy and Gary.


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Trudy (Inglis) Freerksen on Jan 15, 2020

I just found out by looking for people from Mingo area that I know who have passed. Mavis and I were the bookends of the cousins. She was a sweet lady. You all have my deepest sympathy.

Kathy Callahan Wood on Jan 11, 2020

my last baby I had was at Methodist. 47 years ago. she was the best nurse you could ask for. She helped me so much in the labor room and delivery. Kind and patient words calmed me through it. God bless her.

Carolyn Leonard Hunt on Jan 3, 2020

We are thinking of you all and send our love to your wonderful family. Aunt Mavis was a
very special lady and we wish we could be there with you to honor her.
Love ,Carolyn and Jim Hunt

Val Maxwell Crozier on Jan 3, 2020

CandleSo sorry to hear of Mavis passing, she was such a sweet and kind person. God loaned us a wonderful angel and now she is with family that has gone before. May she RIP ...and may you know how loved you all were by her...Many blessings always

Laurie Jones-Woolson on Jan 3, 2020

What an awesome and inspiring lady . proud to call her my aunt. Wish there hadn't been so many years that I missed out on due to circumstances. She had an ornery grin right up to entering Glory when something amused her. Saw her for a bit last Saturday and we talked about Gods purpose in keeping her here. She knows it all now! Last year in April I was out in Iowa, and a bluegrass band was singing gospel songs there at the Nursing home. She got a big kick out of them handing me a mic and had me sing a couple with them. I was gonna sneak out. .but one look at her face and that didn't happen ! Another time I visited on a Wednesday when it was Bingo day. I pulled up a chair and asked if I could help. Hadn't been out there for 6 months or so, first thing she says is.."Laurie, don't talk during Bingo "! I'm gonna miss her. for now! Laurie

Deana Wright on Jan 3, 2020

You picked a great picture. This is exactly the way I remember her. Mac and Mavis made a difference in my life. They were the perfect neighbors when I needed them. Beautiful people that left a great legacy.

Deana Wright

Ira United Church on Jan 2, 2020

Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Mavis Henderson.

Carolyn Warrick on Jan 2, 2020

Beautiful Christian lady. Selfless. Loved the Lord. Mac and Mavis babysat our youngest who is now 17 so we could attend a function when we had no sitter. She loved those babies. Believe she filled in at my gynecologists’ office when she had retired n we shared stories. Heaven gained another angel.

Randy Thomas on Jan 1, 2020

A wonderful lady who raised six great children! RT

Michael Pinegar on Jan 1, 2020

I remember when Mavis and Junior would visit out to my grandma's house and Junior would always tease us that he was going to give us "Stick Tee"

Debbie Gregg on Jan 1, 2020

My memory of Mavis is when she would come down to my grandma's beauty shop, Abbie's, to get her hair done.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace sweet lady 🌹

Debbie Gregg on Jan 1, 2020

My memory of Mavis is when she use to come down to Grandma's beauty shop, Abbie's, to get her hair done.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace sweet lady. 🌹

Russ & Kay Hale on Jan 1, 2020

The first grandchild of F I and Maye Beals Inglis and one of my favorite. Such a sweet lady and she helped deliver my first granddaughter 35 years ago. She welcomed me every time I took the bus back from Omaha ('59-'60) so that I could wait for my Dad to come pick me up and for me to spend a weekend at home.

Cora Williams on Jan 1, 2020

Soo sorry to hear this! She could tell great stories abt the babies she helped save when she worked ar Blank! She sure was a great wife for Uncle Junior. I don't know if I could have been as understanding since he was an over the road trucker, never home & she raised the kids mainly by her self along with working. Her kids, grandchildren, great grandchildren were her life! She was a true follower of God & his word! What a wonderful aunt & friend she was. I know the hurt this has caused, but she has joined so many of her loved ones again! So many memories & God to help you the tough times in the future. May God wrap his arms around ti comfort you! Cora Henderson Williams

Renee tegeler on Jan 1, 2020

Mavis was a sweet heart I'm going to miss her so much plus our talks .and always had a smile I'm so glad to have her as a friend and got to know her over the years. Mavis has earned her wings and always had a spot in my heart.I love you my friend you will be missed so much.Renee'

Sandy Murphy on Jan 1, 2020

So sorry for your loss Prayers to the family She will be missed she always loved seeing the twins Kristi and Brad

Margie Heston on Jan 1, 2020

Your mom was such a nice lady. So sorry friends

Allan Knapp on Jan 1, 2020

Aunt Mavis was always there for everyone and was loved by all. Many fond memories of her. Rest In Peace with The Lord. .
Allan and Kathy Knapp

Sharon on Jan 1, 2020

Mavis was SUCH a sweet lady! She loved everyone! Always smiling. She will be missed. Prayers to the family. 🙏



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Coburn Funeral Home
24 W Howard Street
Colfax, Iowa 50045
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


First Baptist Church
12 East Washington Street
Colfax, Iowa 50054
10:00 AM
Burial will take place at Greencastle Cemetery.

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