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Georgia Henshaw

April 11, 1936 — January 10, 2017

Carbondale-Georgia Henshaw, 80, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Herrin Hospital surrounded by her family. Georgia was born on April 11, 1936 in Pinckneyville to George and Agnes (Goldman) Roethe.  Georgia has always been a hands-on mom. Our memories include her sewing our holiday clothes and being involved in our childhood activities. She was the original Do-it-your-selfer. We always had an activity or outing planned. She loved to join her grandchildren to make unforgettable memories wherever they lived. Gardening and being outdoors always made Mom happy. She loved making arrangements to share with friends and staff.   Georgia was a mother, a grandmother, a sister and an aunt, a cousin and a teacher or a caretaker and a friend. She would always lend an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, and was always eager to help anyone in any way, whether she even knew them or not. Georgia never met a stranger and loved each and every one with her whole heart.   Survivors include: Children: Sue (Henshaw) Frey and fiancé Gary Strothmann of Carterville Joyce (Henshaw) Cato of Marion Grandchildren: Brian Frey of Herrin Alexandria Frey of Carterville Daniel Frey of Carterville Stacy Cato of Marion Nicki Holmes and husband Toby of Kingsland, GA Great grandchildren: Walter Nieds IV of Carterville Tobias Phinney of Marion River Holmes of Kingsland, GA Brooks Holmes of Kingsland, GA Sisters: Nancy & Howard Simpkins of Heyworth, IL Barbara Tracy and Jim of Liverpool, IL Special people to Georgia: Tysen Simpkins Robin (Rogers) Szczeblewski Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Jacob Cato. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 1pm-4pm at the Carterville Community Center/120 North Greenbriar Street/Carterville, IL 62918.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit The family would like to thank the staff and the nurses at Herrin Hospital and Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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