Elizabeth A. McHenry

December 31, 1927 ‒ April 16, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Elizabeth McHenry was devoted to her family, community and church. Elizabeth A. McHenry, 91, of Galion passed into the Lord’s presence on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the home where she raised her children.

She was born December 31, 1927 in Marion County and was the daughter of Walter W. and Ruth Miriam (Schenk) Stinehelfer. Elizabeth married Richard “Vear” McHenry on May 2, 1948 and they enjoyed 31 years of marriage until his passing on December 9, 1979.

She was a 1946 graduate of Galion High School. Elizabeth was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Galion where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, Rebecca Circle, Young At Heart Group, former Sunday school teacher, leader of Positive Christian Singles and served on many committees at church.

Elizabeth served for years as a volunteer of the Galion Community Hospital Auxiliary and member of Twig 6. She was a member of the Republican Party serving for years as Precinct Committee woman of the East Side. Elizabeth was elected as Galion’s first At-large-Councilwoman, serving for eight years from 1971-1979. She had been on the Galion Community Center Y Board and Galion’s Planning and Zoning Commission. She also worked many years as an election poll worker.

Elizabeth worked part-time for the former J.C. Penney Co. and secretary to then Mayor of Galion, Paulette Ritchey. Before retiring in 1989, she worked at Crawford County Children Services, Keller Hall.

She is survived by son Randy (Marina) McHenry of Ft. Myers, Florida; daughter-in-law Barb McHenry of Galion; three grandchildren Beth (fiancee’ A.J. Gray) Shenberger of Galion, Sasha (Al) Nault of Ft. Myers, Florida and Brent (Linnea) McHenry of Connecticut and three great-grandchildren Baylee Shenberger, Zoe Nault and Logan McHenry.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by sons Richard A McHenry and Dennis E. McHenry; great-grandson Dylan McHenry; sister Martha Heller and infant sister Helen LaWanda Stinehelfer.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20 in St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry Street Galion, Ohio with Rev. Ash Welch officiating. Burial will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Elizabeth McHenry, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Randy, Marina and family,
    So sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. I such great memories of our families being together from years ago. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Elizabeth was an amazing person. She loved being active. And she loved her family dearly. But, most of all, she loved the Lord with her whole heart. Any time we had a special event at our Church (Windfall Emanuel UCC) she would bring some ladies and come and worship with us. We also knew that we could count on her to attend the Community Lenten Services each year.
    Anytime we saw her, no matter what trials she was going through personally, she always had a smile on her face and was always interested on how we were. She will be missed. Yet, we know that she is now made totally whole, and that she is rejoicing over being at home with Jesus. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with each of you.

  • So sorry to hear about Mrs. McHenry’s death. She was such a special lady and always had a smile on her face. She loved the Lord and her family too. May she rest in peace.

  • Randy, Marina & Family,
    I am sorry to learn of the passing of your dear, Mother. She was a very special lady ! She always enjoyed going to Wendys. It was always great to see her there & to talk with her. Love & prayers to all of you.

  • Such a wonderful Lady and so sweet. Mrs McHenry was one of my customers that always brought a smile to my shop, I will miss that. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Lisa Dye

  • So sorry for your loss. Elizabeth was a very special, caring person and a wonderful volunteer at Galion Hospital, where I have worked for 27 years. It was an honor to know her through the hospital and she will be dearly missed by many. Deepest sympathy to her family.