Marjorie E. Henderson

Feb. 21, 1926 — May 19, 2017

Marjorie E. Henderson, 91, of Wooster, Ohio, passed away early Friday morning, May 19, at Affinity Hospital in Massillon, Ohio, following an extended illness. 

She was born on Feb. 21, 1926, to Wilber Carl and Greta Lucille (Cattell) Ritchie in Beloit, Ohio.

Marjorie graduated from Beloit High School as the salutatorian of the Class of 1944. She worked at the Boston Store in Alliance, Ohio, and later was employed by the United States Post Office in Beloit until her marriage.

Marjorie married Norman E. Henderson on May 31, 1946, in the Beloit Friends Church. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 2009. Their first home was on Beloit-Snodes Road, and they later moved to Westville. She was a member of the Westville Congregational Christian Church, assisting with vacation Bible school, and volunteered with the Mothers’ Club for their daughters’ classes at both Damascus and Knox Elementary Schools. In 1963, the family relocated to Mt. Vernon when Norman was transferred with Babcock and Wilcox, and in 1973 Norman and Marjorie moved to Wooster, Ohio, after his retirement.

Marjorie enjoyed attending the Wayne County Fair, antique gas and steam engine shows, and cruise-ins with their 1941 Chevy. An avid reader, Marjorie regularly attended the Buckeye Book Fair and shared her collection of books with her granddaughters. She was interested in genealogy and traced the Cattell, Ritchie and Henderson family trees.

Marjorie is survived by her daughters: Beth [Gary] Siemens of Winamac, and Greta [Kent] Smith of Strongsville, Ohio; granddaughters: Megan [Matthew] Scott of Frankfort, and Hilary [Blaine] Yaggie of Delphi; and great-grandchildren: Landon Yaggie, Tessa Yaggie and Owen Yaggie, all of Delphi, and Cooper Scott of Frankfort.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Norman; her parents; and a brother Dean H. Ritchie.

Friends were received on Tuesday, May 23, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 23, at 11 a.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, Ohio. Rev. Dean Siley officiated. Interment followed in Wooster Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — May 24, 2017)

Pulaski County Journal

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