Madge Himelright Henson

February 2, 1927 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 92)


Madge Himelright Henson, 92, of Middletown, VA passed away Saturday, March 9, at Lynn Care Center in Front Royal, VA.

A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Henson will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church with Rev. Clay Knick, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Mrs. Henson was born February 2, 1927 in Star Tannery, VA a daughter of the late Joseph Hesler and Margaret Catherine Heishman Himelright. Madge was a graduate of Strasburg High School. After her youngest daughter started school, Madge set out to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. She returned to school attaining her goal. She is fondly remembered as a kind and caring nurse by patients of Dr. Winkfield in Strasburg, VA. Others remember her from the years she worked as a nurse on the orthopedic floor on Stewart Street at Winchester Memorial Hospital. Other interests included membership in the Middletown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Home Demonstration Club. She was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church in Middletown, VA. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Junior Henson and seven siblings.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Walker and husband, David, of Stephens City, VA, Donna Kania and husband, Phillip, of Staunton, VA, Cynthia Wert and husband, David, of Christiansburg, VA and Kathy Cornwell and husband, Kirk, of Middletown, VA. She is also survived by her grandsons, Brian Walker and wife, Pam, of Germany, Anthony Bennett of Roanoke, VA, Eric Legge of Richmond, VA, Chris Bennett of Roanoke, VA, Nicholas Cornwell and wife Morgen of Winchester, VA, and Nelson Cornwell of Middletown, VA. Other survivors include her great-grandchildren Samantha Walker of Germany and Logan and Caroline Cornwell of Winchester, VA along with numerous nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers will be Eric Legge, Nelson Cornwell, Nicholas Cornwell, David Wert, Matthew Moats and Wesley Heavener.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Middletown Vol. Fire & Rescue P.O. Box 111, Middletown, VA 22645 or Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 61, Middletown, VA 22645.

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Stover Funeral Home & Crematory of Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Henson

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
11:00 AM

Grace United Methodist Church
7882 Main Street
MIDDLETOWN, Virginia 22645

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, at the church, one hour prior to the service.

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