Alice Henson

Alice Henson

Alice Henson, 86, of Olmsted, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna in Anna.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1935, in Olmsted, the daughter of Thomas and Allie Mae Shafer Sauerbrun.

She was a member of the former Center Methodist Church. She had worked as a teacher’s aide.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Russell Henson, on Dec. 19, 2003.

Survivors include her daughter, Meloney Roberts; grandchildren Allie and Schyler Roberts; a brother, Robert Sauerbrun (Beverly); nieces Brenda (Ned) Gunn and Tanna (Roger) Evetts; great-nephews Aaron (Liv) Britton and Andrew Britton (Jacey); a great-niece, Kaylin Goins; a great-great-niece, Finley; and other relatives.

Funeral services were at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge. Pastor Mike Sharp and Steven Dowdy officiated. 

Interment will follow in Ely Cemetery in Ely, Nev.

To sign the online guestbook, visit

Jones Funeral Home Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

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