(June 9, 1913 – April 10, 2012)
Nellie Marie (Wise) Henry, 98, of Midland, died on April 10, 2012 at Colonial Villa in Midland. Nellie was born on June 9, 1913 in Larkin Township, daughter of the late Ezra and Bertha (Rumler) Wise. She graduated from Midland High School in 1931 after which she worked for Oviatt’s Bakery for 6 yrs. and then for Dow Chemical for 4 yrs. Nellie married her sweetheart John Henry on Aug. 9, 1941 in Hope, MI. He predeceased her on April 13, 2001. Nellie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and C.W.G.A. Golf Association. She spent much of her time with her husband fishing at their former cottages at Manistique Lake and Houghton Lake. She also loved to travel, canning, knitting, crocheting, sewing and working in her garden. Nellie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Nellie is survived by her sons, Allen (Barbara V.) and Marvin (Barbara E.) both of Midland; four grandchildren, Christopher Henry of Grand Rapids, Marlou (Christopher) Collins of Grand Rapids, Susannah of Boston, Sarah (Garret) VanGessel of Grand Rapids; 2 great grandchildren Alexander and Zachery Collins. Nellie was predeceased by her two brothers Harold and Robert. A Funeral Service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 14 with Reverend Paul Murphrey officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Friday, April 13 from 4 til 7 pm and at the church from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will take place in Midland Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Gideon’s International, Calvary Baptist Church or the Salvation Army. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.