Ramona Elaine Walker Henderson, 84, of Bloomington, passed away Feb. 2, 2018, at Heritage Health, Normal.
Ramona was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Heyworth, the daughter of Dean and Elsie Graham Halsey. She married Merton R. Walker on Dec. 3, 1950. He passed away on Jan. 28, 1996. She later married Ivan F. Henderson on Oct. 4, 2003. He passed away on Jan. 27, 2015.
She is survived by her daughters, Sherry (Mark) Hubbard, Bloomington, and Gail (Dan) Bozarth, El Paso; five grandchildren, Matt (Rebecca) Hubbard and Aaron (Kellee) Hubbard, both of Bloomington; Adam (Anna) Hubbard, Fairview, Texas; Jenny Bozarth, Bloomington; and Sarah (Dimitri) Rousseau, Chicago; 10 great-grandchildren, Emily, Brian, Kaylee and Krista Hubbard, all of Bloomington; Codey Wirtz, Bloomington; Caleb, Jessica, Heather and Lauren Hubbard, all of Fairvew, Texas; and Amelia Rousseau, Chicago; a sister, Mavis (John) Lanham.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Ramona was a member of Eastview Christian Church in Normal for nearly 60 years. She was a past Sunday school and VBS teacher and youth group leader.
She was a loving wife, stay-at-home mom and always there for us. She was an exceptional grandma. She answered to Mo-Mo to the five beloved grandchildren. She dearly loved her two sons-in-law; her sister, Mavis Lanham; and her nieces and nephews.
She was the school secretary at Bent School in Bloomington for several years. She was an avid ISU Redbirds fan with season tickets to men’s football and basketball way back to the Horton Fieldhouse days. She traveled extensively in the U.S. and many foreign countries. She volunteered in the surgical lounge at BroMenn, led tours at the David Davis Mansion and was a past Brownie and Girl Scout leader.
The last nine years she made her home in the Legacy Unit at Heritage Health in Normal. We would like to thank the staff there for the loving care they gave her through the years and for the care and concern they showed for her and for us the day of her passing. They were a blessing to our family in every way.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Eastview Christian Church, Normal. Pastor Gary York will officiate. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service. Inurnment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eastview Christian Church Missions, Cornerstone Christian Academy or to a charity of donor's choice. East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com.