Mary Katherine Henningof Jacksonville, AR, 1926 - 2014
Mary Katherine Rohlman Henning, 88, passed away in her home in Jacksonville, Ark. with her family at her side on Monday, October 20, 2014. She was born February 7, 1926 to Henry and Agnes Rohlman in Morrilton, Ark. and received the sacraments of baptism, holy communion, confirmation, and matrimony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morrilton. She was a graduate of the Sacred Heart parish school and began work as a teller and bookkeeper at First State Bank in Morrilton following her high school graduation. Her career in banking led her to Little Rock in the early 1950s, where she worked at Worthen Bank.
Mary's life centered around her two loves: her Faith, and her Family. It was that same faith that led to the meeting of her future husband, Charles Henning, at a Catholic Youth Organization meeting while Charles attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark. After a long on again-off again courtship, (including a later blind date), they were married at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Morrilton on October 4, 1958. Mary Katherine then began her life as an Air Force wife and homemaker, accompanying Charles to assignments in Louisiana, Colorado, Florida, Germany, and finally back home to Arkansas at Little Rock AFB. Along the way, four children were born and raised in love and faith filled homes. They enjoyed close friendships at each location that lasted well beyond their time in the military. Mary was a member of the Little Rock AFB Catholic Chapel community during Charles' military career and then St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville following his retirement.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories and love her husband of 56 years, Charles Henning, daughter, Lisa Henning Raimondo (Philip) of Davidsonville, Md., sons, Michael (Vickie Edwards) Henning of Hensley, and David (Kimberly Gibson) Henning of Redfield, and special daughter, Angela Henning of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas, and Joseph Raimondo; Jonathon Henning, Ashley (Michael) Carpenter; and Hunter and Shawn Henning. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Sr. & Agnes Rohlman, and brother, Henry Rohlman Jr.
The family thanks all for the many prayers and support over the past weeks. Your prayers and support have strengthened us. Thank you to Cindy Hibbs and Marilyn Evans for the loving care they provided to our mother and family. Special thanks to the staff of Arkansas Hospice, St Vincent Medical North, Baptist Health Medical Center North Little Rock, North Metro Medical Center and St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital. Memorials may be made to Pathfinders or St Jude Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Jacksonville with Father Andy Smith Officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morrilton. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.
Published October 22, 2014
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