Loretta Arth Henry, 89, earned her heavenly crown on Holy Wednesday, March 28, 2018, six months to the day, of her beloved husband’s passing, Nelson Robert Henry, October 20, 1923 –September 28, 2018. They could not stand to be separated anytime in their 67-year marriage.
Loretta was born January 4, 1929, in Edwardsville, Illinois, the daughter of the late Edward John Arth and Grace Joslin Arth. She was one of seven children and is survived by Viola Hessel (deceased Raymond), Joyce and Joe Giardina, and Mary Arth (deceased Alvin). Proceeding Loretta in death, were her sisters Evelyn Mihalic (deceased Steve), Iola Henderson (deceased Gordon), and brother Irvin Arth.
Loretta was an avid golfer, wonderful cook and traveled extensively with Nelson, seeing all corners of the globe, but her home was where she was the happiest and her children were her pride and joy. She is survived by her, sons, Nelson (Shannon Lynch), and Joseph (Julie Ann Brunsky); daughters, Linda Martus (Daniel), Loretta Erba (deceased S. Michael), Ann O’Hara (Robert).
Loretta was an inspiration and a pillar of compassion and kindness to her 11 grandchildren; Eric McConeghy (deceased), Ellie Nigro (Gary), Nick McConeghy (Allison), Rob Henry (Caitlyn), Katie Stanski (Mike), Leigh Henry, Michelle Erba, Martha Henry, Patrick O’Hara (Caroline), Grace O’Hara, and Will O’Hara.
Loretta will be deeply missed by all of us, including her 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. We will remember her as a beautiful, kind, Christian woman who spoke well of everyone.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00p.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Ponte Vedra Beach, with Rev. David Keegan as Celebrant. Entombment will follow in Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Il 60601
Thank you to Community Hospice, Cassandra, Celita, Nettie, Diane, Espie, and Our Lady Star of the Sea Eucharistic Ministers, Barb, Liz and Kay. May our beautiful mother rest in peace.