Henderson, Betty Poff

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Betty Ruth Poff Henderson, 82, of Pearisburg, (Thessalia community) went to her heavenly home Tuesday, May 31, 2016 surrounded by the love of her family. She was born to Samuel T. Poff and Ruby Cumiford Poff at Dry Fork in Bland County, (Rocky Gap) on Sept. 28, 1933.

Besides her parents, Betty was preceded in death by an infant sister, Jean Elizabeth Poff and sister, Ella (Sue) Lindsey and brother, David Mack Arthur Poff. Betty was employed by Giles Co. Schools and Narrows Livestock Market. She was a member of the Rebekkahs, a 40 year member of the Extension Homemaker Club, a 4-H Leader for 35 years and a member of Thessalia United Methodist Church since age 14 where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was listed in the “Outstanding Young Women of America” book. Betty loved cooking, sewing, farming, gardening and making a loving home for her family. She enjoyed horseback riding until health problems prevented it. Betty taught her family to love God as she cared for the sick, those needing advice or just a hug.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 64 years, Paul E. Henderson, two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R. and Linda Henderson and Billy and Mary Henderson, two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara H. and Roger Moses and Robbie H. Robertson, seven grandchildren, Charles R. and Stacey Henderson, Jr., David & Jessica Henderson, Kelly H. and Jonathan Kidd, Amy Henderson, Justin and Jenny Moses, Mack Robertson and Michelle Robertson, ten great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

There will be a celebration of her life, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Thessalia United Methodist Church at 2:00pm Charles R. Henderson officiating with burial following in the Thessalia Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church from 11:00am to 2:00pm before the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Thessalia Cemetery Fund, 550 Arch Eaton Road, Staffordsville, VA 24167. Online condolences can be sent to the family at givensfuneralhome.com.