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Bridge Community Church
Wednesday November 22nd, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Bridge Community Church
Wednesday November 22nd, 2017

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Arvella Marie Henderson

Memorial services for Arvella M. Henderson will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Bridge Community Church.  Pastor Clayton Balsley will officiate.  Burial will be private.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the services at the church.  Online condolences are welcome at:  www.bayviewfuneral.com

Arvella died peacefully on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society.

Arvella Marie Henderson was born on February 17, 1942 in Storm Lake, Iowa the daughter of Ralph and Gladys (Urban) Hull.  She was raised in Larrabee, IA, where she attended and graduated from Larrabee High School.  On June 18, 1960 Arvella was united in marriage to Louis Henderson in Cherokee, Iowa.  Arvella was a homemaker, wife, Mom and grandma and cherished each role.  She enjoyed baking, cooking, quilting, sewing, crocheting and beading. She also loved entertaining and hosting family and friends especially during the holidays. Spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were special to her.  Arvella volunteered providing meals, rides and home support to family, friends and anyone in need.  She was a member of Bridge Community Church where she was actively involved in many church committees and ministries. She enjoyed participating in Women’s Bible Study with her close friends, listening to Christian Music, and using  technology to stay closely connected  with family and friends via e-mail, skype and Facebook.

Survivors include her husband Louis of 57 years, children:  Cindy (Jerry) Copas, Albert Lea, Lori (Mark) Froehling, Farmington, Greg (Pam) Henderson, Albert Lea and Marcia (John) Bennett, St. Cloud.  Grandchildren:  Ben (Shelly) Froehling, Andrew (Rilee) Froehling, Danielle Froehling, Jessica (Charlie) Whitmore, Joe Henderson, Aaron Bennett, Amber Bennett, Michael Bennett, Adam Sharpsteen, Daniel (fiancé Becca) Sharpsteen.  Great-grandchildren:  Huxley Froehling, Calvin Froehling, Olivia Sharpsteen.  Sister, Sheryl (Fred) Kramer and many loving relatives and friends.

Arvella was preceded in death by her parents, brother Mike Hull, and daughter-in-law Diane Henderson.

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Thoughts and prayers for your family. We had the privilege of meeting Aravella for the first time when, as newcomers to Albert Lea, we visited Calvary Baptist. She was amongst the first people to greet and welcome us. Her smile was beautiful, her words- kind and her heart- warm. Every time after that, when we visited the church or ran into her in the community, she always greeted us with a beautiful smile, kinds words and a warm heart. We felt blessed. She will be missed. Gayln and Julie Short

Julie short Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

Lori and Mark,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. My God comfort you, and bring you peace knowing she is in a better place.

Shannon Kratzke Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

To the Hennderson family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am remembering such great times at your house during our high school years. Arvella was a wonderful lady! May you feel Gods loving arms around you at this time. God's blessings to you all.

Tina Stripe Kermes Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

Sincerest sympathies to the Henderson family. My thoughts and prayers have been with you during this difficult time. Arvella will be missed by many but those of us that knew Arvella will always have fond memories. There will be tears shed but also laughter as we reflect back on the fun things that she did. Arvella was such a good friend to my sister, Reka. May you find strength and comfort in the days ahead through family and friends. Wishing you God's peace.

Bev Huston Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

I remember Arvella as always being happy and cheerful. We know she is with our Lord in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. God's grace.
Love, Stuart & Janis Thompson

Stuart & Janis Thompson Nov 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arvella Henderson

Jane (Abben) Beighly Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

Louis, Cindy, Lori, Greg and Marcia - I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful soul. God bless her memory, and you all through these difficult days ahead. I have countless wonderful memories of her, that I have and always will hold close to me. She was always so wonderful to my parents as well. Love you all, Heaven gained another angel. God's blessing and His grace to you all.

Jane (Abben) Beighley Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

I have wonderful memories of Arvella. She always had a smile and a chuckle. When we visited she always made us feel at home. She was a wonderful cook. The desserts were always scrumptious. She had the best crafts. Most of my memories of Arvella seemed to be in the kitchen serving food to others, talking around the table or doing crafts. She was a great seamstress, too. She loved her family.
Love, Janene Bowden

Janene Bowden Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

Louis, Cindy, Lori, Greg and Marcia,

So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my time at your house with Greg and the home cooking Arvella provided for us. The pail of cookies that found their way to Mankato or the "farm" as Greg and I called it when we lived together. God bless your family.

Dean Mulso Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

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