Mavis L. Henderson, 93, of Colfax, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. Burial will take place at Greencastle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the church and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Guy and Opal (Inglis) Gardner, Mavis was born July 29, 1926, in Ira. She graduated from Mingo High School in 1944, where she was active in band, choir and basketball. On Feb. 20, 1944, she was united in marriage to Junior Mac Henderson in Unionville, Mo. Mavis was a 50 plus year member of the First Baptist Church in Colfax. She was very active in the AWANAs 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.