Helen May Henderson

Helen May Henderson of River aux Vases died on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. She was 73 years old.

She was born February 1, 1945 in Brownwood, Texas, a daughter of Raymond Kreitler and Martha May (Schmidt) Kreitler.

She was married to Victor J. Henderson Sr. on February 10, 1962, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Doza and her husband Scott of Bloomsdale; two sons, Victor John Henderson Jr. of River aux Vases, Richard Henderson and friend Donna Evans of Ste. Genevieve; four brothers, Jim Kreitler and his wife Dollie of Ste. Genevieve, Don Kreitler of Ste. Genevieve, Garry “PeeWee” Kreitler of Ste. Genevieve, Dave Kreitler and his wife Kathy of Ste. Genevieve; two sisters, Peggy Stuppy and her husband Leo of Ste. Genevieve, Joyce Grass and her husband Doc of Perryville; one sister-in-law, Yvonne “Beeb” Kreitler of Ste. Genevieve; three grandchildren, Ashley, Allison and Alicia Doza of Bloomsdale; and one great-grandchild, Aleena Rosenzweig.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She and her husband were owners and operators of Henderson Motor for 42 years, where she was a small engine mechanic. She enjoyed anything outdoors — gardening, bird watching, camping, fishing, hunting — as well as canning and doing puzzle books.

She loved her family and was an amazing wife, mom, mema and sister.

A memorial celebration will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at the Ste. Genevieve Knights of Columbus Hall. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made for family use.

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