Catherine Ann Henderson
November 22, 1931 – March 4, 2016
Catherine Ann Henderson, age 84, of Landenberg, PA and formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday, March 4, 2016.
Born in Newark, DE on November 22, 1931, Mrs. Henderson was a daughter of the late William L. and Clara E. (Lee) Sauscermen. She made her career as an executive secretary with DuPont and worked at the company’s Louviers site, retiring in 1987 after 24 years of dedicated service.
A devout Catholic, Mrs. Henderson was a faithful parishioner of St. John’s-Holy Angels Church. She enjoyed reading, crocheting afghans for family and friends and traveling. A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Mrs. Henderson will be very dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Steele Henderson; sisters, Mary and Margaret; and brothers, Robert, Joe and Zeke. Mrs. Henderson is survived by her children, Michael J. Henderson (Diane) of Newark, Robert J. Henderson of New Castle and Sue Ellen Hicks (W. Jeffery) of Landenberg, PA; grandchildren, Michael J. Henderson, Danielle N. Williams (Eric), Julie A. Henderson, Alisa Jay Hicks and Robert S. Henderson; 2 great grandchildren, Simon and Liam; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery, Nottingham Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Henderson’s memory may be made to Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Drive, Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713.