Lois May Henry
September 13, 1942 - January 23, 2019

Lois May Henry

Lois May Henry
Sep 13, 1942 - Jan 23, 2019

Lois May Henry
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On September 13, 1942 Lois May Acklin was born to Violet (White) Acklin in Athelstan, Iowa. Her father, Clarence W. Acklin had passed away while serving his country during WWII, so he never got to meet his beloved daughter. Lois entered into peace on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at her home in Essex, Iowa.

Her mother later married Elvin G. Hiatt, and that is who Lois looked to as her father. Her early years were spent in Athelstan where she attended country school through the 8th grade. She later attended Bedford High School. On July 11, 1960 she was united in marriage to Carl Henry Jr. This marriage was blessed with the birth of four daughters, Karen, Sandra, Susan and Amy. The couple later divorced.

Lois was a very hardworking single mother. She worked in the housekeeping department at Hand Hospital and later transferring to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital when it opened. She eventually became the Housekeeping and Laundry Supervisor, working for a total of 30 plus years. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, crocheting, word puzzles, watching NASCAR while cheering for Dale Earnhardt, playing Yahtzee and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Wesley Hall and infant grandson William Alexander. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters; Karen (Curtis) Riley, Sandra (Steven) Jennings, Susan (David) Stevens, and Amy Jones; grandchildren; Angie (Steve) Wilson, Jonathan (Cassandra) Cain, Clarissa Cain, Melanie Miller and fiancé Joseph Moeller, Janelle (Bob) Carlson, Stephanie (Steve) Neve, Jacque (Blair) Dickinson, Ben (Chelsey) Hall, Matthew (Tracy) Stevens, Andrea Scharp and significant other Tyler Lorimor, Colby Erdman, Luke (Jess) Erdman and Morgan Alexander; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Tina Carpenter on Jan 28, 2019

So sad to hear this. Lois was such a sweet, kind hearted lady. I have many fond memories of working with her at the hospital. Karen, Amy, Sandra and Susan, may your loving memories help you through this terribly sad time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Whitslar on Jan 27, 2019

Karen and family - So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow.

Lisa Kinman on Jan 26, 2019

My sincere condolences to your family! Lois was a joy to work with back in the old days of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital! My thoughts are with you!

Mary Littleton on Jan 25, 2019

Remember the good times you had with your mother.
We are praying for your family as you go through this hard time.

Margie Boylan on Jan 25, 2019

To all of Lois' family, I had the pleasure and privilege of working with your mother at the hospital. She was a very dear person and I know you will miss her. My sincerest sympathies.

Tina Buttercase on Jan 25, 2019

Susan David Matthew Andrea and Lil Red and Amy and Family, It is so hard to find the words to let you know how very saddened I amby the loss of your momma, I never had the pleasure of actually meeting her personally but just being related to Suan through David and hearing Susan talk about her mom I know she had to be one of Gods angels that he decided he needed back., To raise 4 wonderful girls she must have been such an amazing woman, Remember God only takes the best and obviously she was one of them, Cherish all your memories, remember all the wonderful times you shared with her look at your pictures often and speajk of her as much as you can, I know your hearts are hurting now but when you feel the warm breeze on your faces know that is her touch letting you know that although you can't see her she is there beside each and everyone of her family still loving and watching over you, You were so blessed to have such a wonderfully loved by many woman to share with others, Our deepest sympathies to you all and much love for you all. Gods Blessing to you to give you peace in knowing that she is at peace is breathing freely once again.Love you all Tina Tony Buttercase, Katie Patrick Kane and Molly Livingston, Zac and Carissa Buttercase, Averie and Maddox

bradley sorensen on Jan 24, 2019

Lois was my automotive customer. I owned the Sorensen Tire & Auto business. I recognized her as such a hard working and selfless individual. One Friday, her car broke down. I recall lending her my own personal vehicle, to use as her own, until I could get her own car back into service. I do not extending this compliment to any other customer. Lois was special to me, and I am sure that she made so many other people in her life feel that same way. God bless and keep you, Lois Henry.

Jo Meggison on Jan 24, 2019

Dearest Susan, David and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your Mom. Susie I want you and your sisters to always remember how much fun you all had with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Jo

Kathi Chandler on Jan 24, 2019

To a wonderful woman who loved her girls also was a second mother to me! Praying for the whole family! Love to you all!

Helen and Paul Riley Essex, Ia. on Jan 24, 2019

CandleTo all of Lois' family we send out prayers. She was a neighbor we enjoyed seeing out in the summertime. May she rest and breathe all of Heaven's fresh air.

Karen Herron on Jan 24, 2019

Sandy & Family
Lynn and I are so sorry to hear of the Passing of your mother... Our Deepest Sympathies....

Gayle Teget on Jan 24, 2019

My deep sympathies to Lois’ family. I am so pleased to. Have known and worked with Lois at the Hospital. She was a wonderful compatriot.

Lisa Hummel on Jan 24, 2019

CandleAmy, Karen, Morgan and family sorry to hear about your mom - gma passing away. Sending prayers to you all during this difficult time.

Janet Edmonds on Jan 24, 2019

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May your hearts find comfort in Gods beautiful promises for the future. John 6:40



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Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home
208 W. Clarinda Ave
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601
10:30 AM
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.

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