Sally Sue Henderson


Sally Henderson, long-time resident of Amelia Island, Florida, and previously of Chatham Township, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2020 at the age of 88.

Sally was born on January 23, 1932 in Hamilton, Ohio, to David and Ruby Lintner Sohngen. Sally was raised in Hamilton and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1950. She attended DePauw University and graduated from Miami University of Ohio ('54), where she was involved in a number of campus organizations, especially Pi Beta Phi. During her senior year of college Sally married her high school classmate, Thomas Shields Henderson.

Following graduation Sally and Tom spent two years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Sally was an elementary school teacher and Tom attended business school. When Tom began his investment career in New York they settled in New Jersey, where they raised their two daughters, Marcy and Amy.

Sally and Tom retired to Amelia Island, FL, where they were very active in the local community. Sally had many interests and hobbies, particularly gardening, the arts, entertaining friends and family, and traveling the world with Tom. She was extremely devoted to helping others and enjoyed volunteering and supporting several local organizations.

Sally will be remembered for her faith, thoughtfulness, kind and caring nature, and above all, her love for her family.

Sally was preceded in death by Tom, her beloved husband of 66 years. She is survived by her two daughters, Marcy Murphy and Amy Henderson; five granddaughters, Sara, Erin and Melissa Murphy, Lauren and Jaime Inglesino; two sisters-in-law, Jane McAdams and Sheila Baden; son-in-law, Jay Murphy; brother-in-law, Jim Baden, and several nieces and nephews.

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Sally's devoted and caring Angel Watch caregivers who became part of the family.

Due to current circumstances a service will be planned for a future date.

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