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In Memory

Susie Reed (Henderson)

Susie Henderson
October 28, 1945 - September 14, 2016

Susie Henderson, 70, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Susie was born in Bellflower, Calif., Oct. 28, 1945, to Gus and Bonnie Reed.

Susie grew up in Salina and graduated from Salina High School in 1963. She was a founding member of Belmont Boulevard Christian Church where she served in many capacities. On May 15, 1965, she and Gary Henderson were the first couple to be married in the new church. Belmont was always an integral part of her life. She was also an active member of Beta Sigma Phi and received the Golden Circle marking her 50 years of membership in 2015. In addition to proudly serving her various communities, Susie was an avid bridge player and an amazing artist. Susie was also a charter member of The Garden Club.

Survivors include: her children, Todd (Christie) Henderson of Leawood, and Sara (Jeremy) Praytor of Salina; sisters, Becky Reed and Cindy (Bob) Peck; grandchildren, Kate and Reed Henderson, and Britton and Addison Praytor. Her extended family include, Auntie Vergene, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Susie also leaves behind her sisters of Kansas Torchbearer Alpha and a lifetime of friends that were considered family as well.

Susie was preceded in death by husband, Gary, and her parents.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church with Rev. Tara Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Culver.

Memorials may be made to Belmont Boulevard Christian Church or Walnut Grove Cemetery, in care of Ryan Mortuary 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401.