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Ida J. Henry


Ida J. Henry, 82, of West Mansfield, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Logan Acres Care Center surrounded by her loving family.


Born December 26, 1931 in rural Zanesfield, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Marmon) Waltzer. 


She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Marion K. Henry, to whom she married on August 8, 1953 in the church parsonage of the West Mansfield Friends Church by Pastor Harry Randall. Also surviving, her daughter, Donna (William) Church of West Mansfield; grandchildren, Lindy (Matt) Hazel, Kevin (Mia) Church, Christopher (Helen) Church, Lisa (Collin) Ricks, Kellie Church, Michael Shaw and Deanna Shaw; great grandchildren, Hollie, Mikayla, Triston, Gabriel, Abigail, Xavier, Jocelyn, Emily, Braden, Benjamin, Jade, Asa and Cadence; siblings, Ethel (Robert) Jackson residing at Green Hills Nursing Center, Herman (Alice) Waltzer of West Mansfield, Glenna (Gordon) Wyandt of West Liberty and many nieces and nephews.


A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Ida was first and foremost a homemaker to her husband, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also worked part time with Marion as a custodian at the Benjamin Logan Schools and attended the First Friends Church of Bellefontaine.  Having a love for sewing, she enjoyed making clothes and stuffed animals for her children and grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Shaw and a grandson, Benjamin Church. 


Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home 222 West Center St., West Mansfield, OH with Pastor Matt Sandlin officiating.  Burial will follow at the North Greenfield Cemetery.  Friends may call on the family from 5-8 P.M. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the funeral home and also from 10-11 A.M. prior to the service on Tuesday.  Memorial contributions can be made to the First Friends Church of Bellefontaine in care of the funeral home and condolences may be expressed to the family at




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