Catherine Jean ‘Kay’ Henry


Catherine Jean “Kay” (App) Henry, 86, passed away Tuesday evening, April 21, 2015, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Franklin.

She was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to the late John Lewis and Hazel Herma (Such) App.

She married Roland Wayne Henry on Aug. 18, 1946. He preceded her in passing Aug. 7, 1984.

She is survived by five children, Cathy (Tom) Johnson, Ed (Karen) Henry and Shelly (Tom) Dougherty, all of Franklin, Vicky (Marvin) Adams of Bargersville and Bess Anne Hendley of Trafalgar; 14 grandchildren, Ben Johnson, Christa (Rick) Bell, Amanda (Scott) King, Israel (Allison) Henry, Whitney (Dustin) Peddycord, Hannah (Joe) Cragen, Amber Adams, Ashley (Lance) Unger, Heather Dougherty, Hunter Dougherty, Austin Hendley, Logan Hendley, Madison Hendley and Morgan Hendley; and 10 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Kay was preceded in passing by her parents; her husband; and a brother, John R. App.

She was a graduate of Hopewell High School.

Kay was employed by the Franklin Post Office as a rural carrier, retiring after many years of service.

She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where she served faithfully as an elder and deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir director for the Cherub Choir. She also sang in the adult choir and taught Bible school. She was a member of the Fidelis Class.

She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and attending antique auctions. She loved to cook and garden. Known as “Grandma Moo,” she very much enjoyed supporting and attending her grandchildren’s 4-H livestock shows at the Johnson County fair each year. She treasured her farm life upbringing.

Pastor Brad Moger and the Rev. John Van Nuys will conduct a celebration of Kay’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 548 W. County Road 100N, Franklin. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery near Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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