Francis I. Henderson, 65, West Liberty
Obituaries · March 22, 2013

Francis I. Henderson, 65, of West Liberty died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation was Saturday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the North Prairie Cemetery in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Francis was born Sept. 19, 1947, in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin C. Pigsley Sr. and Mabel Swolley Pigsley. She attended West Liberty High School. On Nov. 26, 1966, she was united in marriage to William Henderson in Iowa City.

She had been a homemaker most of her life, working for several years at Hawker Nursing Home, Simpson Memorial Home and Hobb’s Feather Company. She was very active in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, receiving numerous awards. Two significant awards were District Award of Merit for the Hoover District, and the Silver Beaver Award, which is the highest award to leaders in Boy Scouts. She enjoyed camping, crocheting, music, genealogy and served as the family historian for many years.

She is survived by her husband, William of West Liberty; three children: B.J. (Jennifer) Henderson of Tipton, Deborah Quick of Eldon, Mo., and Angela Henderson of Wilton; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one expected great-grandchild; two brothers: Benjamin Pigsley Jr. of Cape Cod, Md., and Harry Pigsley of Oconomowoc, Wis.,; and a sister, Lyla Halstead of Tipton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Prince Pigsley and sister Tereesa Atkins.

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