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Shari Rae (Goering) Henson was born in the McPherson Hospital on April 20, 1973, to Bryce and Irene (Shannon) Goering. She was the third of three children. She lived most of her life in McPherson except for four years in Leadville, Colorado, from the fall of 1975 to the fall of 1979. Shari was baptized in the First United Presbyterian Church of Leadville on June 5, 1977. The family returned to McPherson in 1979, and Shari attended school in the McPherson School district through her senior year, graduating from McPherson High School in 1991. She attended Hutchinson Junior College where she studied Office Technology. On March 8, 2003, she was united in marriage to Richard (Rich) Henson, and they were blessed with a daughter, Hailey Rae, who was the light of their lives. Over the years, Shari worked at CertainTeed Mfg., Court Trustee’s Office, McPherson Middle School, Heartland Vet Clinic, and Lincoln Elementary School.
Shari was a member of the First Christian Church in McPherson.
Family was very important to Shari, and she always enjoyed family get-togethers and sharing the holidays with family. She also loved attending all of Hailey’s sporting events, especially her softball games, and enjoyed going to programs and sporting events of her nieces and nephews. She was especially close to her brother and sister, and their children became like her own. Somewhere along the way, Shari developed a green thumb and became the “plant doctor” for friends and family. She especially liked succulents, and the Henson home was always filled with a variety of plants. Shari was also well known by family and friends for giving the best hugs.
After a long and hard-fought battle with kidney cancer, Shari Rae Henson, 49, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 8:45 PM on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at her home in McPherson surrounded by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bryce Goering; her paternal grandparents, Ed and Teresa Goering, and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Wilma Shannon, all of McPherson; one uncle, Gene Shannon of Cassoday, KS; and two aunts, Betty Norris-Madron of McPherson and Bonnie Goering of Kansas City, KS.
Survivors include her loving husband, Rich, and daughter, Hailey; her mother, Irene (Shannon) Goering; her brother, Shawn Goering and his wife, Kim; her sister, Shannon Renee Saverino-Owens and her husband, Brad; her brothers-in-law, Keith Myers, Jr. and Dean LeGron and his wife, Jara, all of McPherson; and a sister-in-law, Roberta Ann Arell of Wichita. There was a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews. She is also survived by several cousins and a special uncle, Buck Nelson. Shari was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
The family would like to thank all those who sent food, participated in fundraisers, and in general, showed their love and care in so many ways.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the First Christian Church with Pastor Abby Walker officiating. The family asks that all attendees wear bright colors. A private scattering of the ashes will be held at a later date. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link: https://evt.live/memorial-service-for-shari-henson
Memorial donations can be made payable to Stockham Family Funeral Home to help defray funeral costs in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
First Christian Church
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