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Jennie "Nell" Zoenell (Gillespie) Henderson

July 4, 1928 ~ March 15, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Jennie “Nell” Zoenell Henderson, 94, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Graveside services will be held on July 4, 2023, in Lieb Cemetery.  Cremation is under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.  In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to Hansford County Hospice, Tunnel to Towers, Morse Fire Department or Morse Community Building.

Nell was born July 4, 1928, in Spearman, Texas to Walter Gillespie and Mary Denman Gillespie.  She loved being outside and tending to her huge garden or tending to the lawn, mowing, spraying weed and whatever else needed to be done on the farm.  Nell enjoyed cooking and sewing.  She was an active leader in the Morse/Hansford County 4-H and Home Demonstration Club.  Nothing brought more joy to her life than playing games with her family and friends and eating homemade ice cream.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Gillespie; husband Edwin Earl Henderson; daughter, Patricia Minard; great grandson, Lance “L J” Fishburn; brothers, Jack Gillespie, John Gillespie, Ben Gillespie; and sister, Nan McCloy.

Survivors include her son, Alva Henderson and wife Brenda of Allen, Texas; daughter, Carolyn Greene and Abraham Smit (who was like a son to her) of Morse; son-in-law, David Minard of Edmond, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; sister, Sue McCloy of College Station; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family.

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