Leta Henry

April 09, 1934 ‒ March 29, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Leta Joann Henry peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. She was 81.

She was born April 9, 1934 to parents John Paul & Florence Claire (Brock) Roller in Ashland County and graduated from Loudonville High School. On May 7, 1955, she married Doyle C. Henry and they shared 16 years of marriage until he passed away in 1971.

Leta worked as a bookkeeper and was a skilled seamstress: she sewed clothing for area clients out of her home. In her spare time she took pleasure in watching classic movies.

Leta was a longtime member of Diamond Hills Baptist Church in Mansfield where she served as a deacon. She was also a member of the Soroptimist Club.

She is survived by children Steve & Lori Henry, Mindy & Bill Burge, and Ken Henry all of Mansfield; granddaughter Cheyenne Henry of South Carolina; and siblings Kathryn & Jim Pagniano of Wooster and Tom & Deb Glenn of Loudonville.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Kenneth, Edward, and Robert Roller.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at a later date in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in her memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Leta’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Dear Tom and Debbie I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Love you Joan

  • Steve and Lori, Ken and Cheyenne, Mindy and Bill. Deep condolences. She was a surrogate Mom to many of us. I have a faith in Christ because Leta encouraged you to invite me to BYF.

  • Tom and Debbie, So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman, inside and out. May the good memories bring a smile to your sad hearts. Prayers for the family.

  • Such fond memories of playing in the house with my cousins and visiting with my aunt. What a precious lady. I can still hear her laugh. Love prayers and hugs to all of you.

  • Steve, Ken, and Mindy, I was so sorry to read about your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I’m unable to attend calling hours but know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May you rest at peace. You have lived a good and loving life,,,you will be missed by all us who were fortunate to get to know you; Love you Leta. We will remember all the good times Peace be with your family. Carolyn

  • Ken I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dear Kathy and Tom, I have fond memories of Leta from years past. She was just so nice and always had a radiant smile for everyone. I know words cannot take away your sorrow but you will always have your memories . May God grant you peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Diana Heller Scott-Benson