In memory of
Irma Lee Henshall
Irma L. Henshall Snow Hill-Irma Lee Henshall, age 97, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Lake Side Assisted Living in Salisbury. Lee (as she preferred to be called) was born February 9, 1919 in Snow Hill. She was the daughter of the late Marion B. and Doris Gray Disharoon . She was preceded in death by her husband John E. Henshall, and sisters, Lillian E. Disharoon, Gladys D. Townsend, Hazel D. Wilkerson and Thelma D. Bloxom. She is survived by nieces Sandra Townsend Street (Luther) New Ulm, Texas; Marian Wilkerson Lowe (Ronald); Regina Trader Royer (Jeffery); Susan Wilkerson Matthews; Jackie Wilkerson Brown (Bruce) all of Snow Hill, MD; nephews Erick R.Trader (Barbara) Snow Hill MD and Stephen M Townsend (Linda) Phoenix, Arizona and brother-in-law Orman O. Bloxom (Snow Hill, MD), numerous great-nieces/nephews and several great-great-nieces/nephews. Mrs. Henshall graduated from Snow Hill High School in 1935 and from Salisbury State Teachers College (Formerly known as The Normal School - Currently Salisbury University) in 1939. She married John ("Jack") Eastwood Henshall in 1942. After WWII, they moved to Florida. Lee taught elementary school for many years; obtained her Masters Degree in Education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida; became a reading specialist and supervisor in the Broward County Florida school system until her retirement. Lee loved to travel and traveled throughout Europe, Central America, the Orient, Hawaii and throughout the United States. She enjoyed playing bridge, music, art (including her painting), reading, writing, playing tennis and swimming. After Jack died in July 2002, Lee continued to live in Deland, Florida. She moved to Maryland to live in 2007 (following changes in her health) to be closer to her family. She resided at Lakeside Assisted Living (Mallard Landing) until her death. Her Faith in the Lord was strong. Her family know she heard "Well done my good and faithful servant" as she entered the presence of our Lord. Lee was a member of Bates Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. Maryland. A graveside service in Bates Cemetery will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Lee to Bates Memorial United Methodist Church toward the 2016 Capital Campaign. Mail donations to 102 East Market Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863 Attn: Barbara Trader. Words from a poem Lee wrote "Contentment and peace, Plus beauty you see - God's in his heaven, Providing for me" Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Snow Hill. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com .
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