Karen Louise (Horn) Henderson, 72, of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, January 16, 2017 at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Karen was born August 21, 1944 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Helen Marie (Meier) and Roy T. Horn. At age 7 the family moved to Kawkawlin, Michigan. She attended TL Handy High, Delta College, Michigan State University, and Florida Nova University.
Karen’s career of teaching included Michigan, California and 30 years in Florida. She was an Alpha Delta Kappa(ADK) Silver Sister and belonged to retired teacher organizations.
Karen was a member of Cookeville First united Methodist Church and Backsliders Sunday School class.
She enjoyed to travel, international and domestic with the rv, reading, gardening and scrapbooking travel adventures.
Her family includes husband of 33 years, James C. Henderson, daughter Laura A. Henderson of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Cindy (Jason) Doyle of Elk Grove, California, Granddaughter Paige. Brother, Robert R. Horn of Bay City, Michigan, Nephews, Robert Horn Jr., David Horn and James Horn. Nieces Kathy (Rick) Eichinger, Jean (Steve) Balcer, and their families. William and Maxine Stribling of Americus, Georgia and their families.
In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by: Sister in law, Charlene Horn and Niece Julie Horn.
Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Crest Lawn Funeral Home from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
Funeral Services for Karen Henderson will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. Whitney Mitchell Officiating.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at Ellaville City Cemetery in Ellaville, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s.