Berendina A. “Ineke” Henderson of Greenville (65)


 Berendina A. “Ineke” Henderson, age 65, of Greenville, passed away at 5:39 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

Ineke was born December 15, 1957, in Arnhem, Netherlands, to the late Roelof & Maria (van der Weerd) Oostra. 

Ineke is survived by her husband of 22 years, Larry R. Henderson, whom she married May 12, 2001; daughters & son-in-law, Nancy & Alex Percy of Dayton and Nita Green of Union City, Ohio; grandchildren, Tavin Green and Maeva Bajaj; siblings, Maria & Phil McDonald of Rocky River, Ohio, Hielke Oostra & Miguel Rodriguez of Sarasota, Florida, Roelof & Pamela Oostra Jr. of Union City, Ohio, and Bernardus & Twyla Oostra of Greenville; niece who was like a daughter, Alisa Bubeck; best friends sister, Debbie Anderson; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews; and great-great nieces & nephews.

Ineke was a 1976 graduate of Greenville High School. Ineke formerly worked at the Brethren Retirement Community as a switchboard operator and in the gift shop. She was also an entrepreneur, operating Ineke’s Creations in Greenville, where she was a well-known seamstress. Ineke was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren. She was the treasurer of the Oshawanoodasse Tribe, Good Heart Woman (Good Heart Woman was what she was known as).

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 8, 2023, at Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, 3856 Church St. Greenville, with Pastor Bill Davis & Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Henderson family may be shared at