WREN, Ohio — Esther Jane Henrey, 91, of rural Wren, Ohio, went to the
arms of her savior at 12:55 on March 25, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice
Center, Van Wert.
She was born on May 22, 1922, to Anna E.
(Gahman) and Clarence R. Abbott in Craigville, Ind. She graduated from
Tully Convoy High School in 1940. On April 9, 1944, she married James
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jim
(Sue) Henrey of Wren, Don (Charlotte) of Salem, W.Va., and Carolyn Wells
of Van Wert. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Eric Henrey of
Wren, Matt (Heather) Henrey of Longmeadow, Mass., Laura (Joe) Warnement
of Kalida, Mark (Amy) Wells of Dayton, Philip (Beth) Wells of Waupaca,
Wis., Matavia and Bobby Johnson of Ashland, four stepgrandchildren, and
She worked at the GE Plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., and the National Seal
in Van Wert before becoming a homemaker. She had a special interest in
the Heritage Bible Board, and was a member of the Wood Chapel Church for
50 years, leading songs and teaching Sunday School while also being a
member of the missionary societies. She was a member of the Antioch
Chapel Friends Church for 25 years. For the last two years, Esther
attended Countryside Church of the Nazarene near Wren.
was a chapter mother for FHA, member of the Wren Garden Club, and also
the local Homemaker’s Club. She was an avid gardener, loved to cook and
bake for her family, and was an active, hardworking farm wife on the
farm that she started with her husband: Kiss ‘n’ Holler Farm. She loved
music, especially hymns and gospel sings, and enjoyed listening to her
family make music.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with the
Rev. Jim Robbins officiating. Interment will follow at Ohio City
Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at
the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her remembrance to the Heritage Bible Board.