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Mary Elizabeth Henry

December 30, 1933 - July 23, 2014
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Mary Elizabeth (Emmons) Henry, 80, formally of College Station passed away Wednesday July 23 at Walnut Place in Dallas. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday July 28 at First Baptist Church in College Station with Rev. Troy Allen officiating. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Mary was born December 30, 1933 in Whitesboro the daughter of Alton Brooks and Ada Bernice (Barnes) Emmons. She received her B.S. Degree at East Texas State University and did graduate studies at the University of Texas and East Texas State University. She was...
Mary Elizabeth (Emmons) Henry, 80, formally of College Station passed away Wednesday July 23 at Walnut Place in Dallas.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday July 28 at First Baptist Church in College Station with Rev. Troy Allen officiating. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station.

Mary was born December 30, 1933 in Whitesboro the daughter of Alton Brooks and Ada Bernice (Barnes) Emmons. She received her B.S. Degree at East Texas State University and did graduate studies at the University of Texas and East Texas State University. She was an Elementary school teacher and had taught at Clear Creek, Gilmer and Harmony Independent School Districts.

On January 28, 1956 she married John Herman Henry. In February of 1976 Mary and John moved their family from Gilmer to College Station where John worked with the Texas A&M Extension Service. Mary & John became members of First Baptist Church in College Station, where she was a member of the Discovery Sunday School Class and a sponsor for International Students. They helped establish and were charter members of Parkway Baptist Church. Mary taught children's and youth Sunday School Class.

Mary loved to travel, especially taking cruises. She enjoyed playing dominoes (42), teaching her granddaughters the game and bridge. She volunteered at the George Bush Presidential Library. Mary loved going tailgating and to Aggie football games with her family. She would share great pride telling friends, "We are four generations of Aggies".

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John H. Henry; and a brother, Lt. Col. Bobby Emmons.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, John M. and Diane Henry, Scott and Leslie Henry; daughter and son-in-law, Maribeth (Henry) and Allen Appleby; sister, Ada Jones; granddaughters, Jill English and husband Brad, Chelsea Reeder and husband Alex, Morgan Henry, Laura Henry and Amanda Henry; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kinley English; and her dog a sheltie named Hallee.
Memorials may be made to Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation, Bernard C Richardson Zone #12, College Station, TX 77843 and the First Baptist Church College Station, TX.

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