Deborah D. Henson, 60

December 17, 2008

SEPT. 30, 1948-DEC. 15, 2008

CLEAR SPRING - Deborah D. Shives Henson, 60, of 12021 St. Paul Road, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 30, 1948, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Hiram O. and Mabel V. Shives.

Debbie was a very devoted wife, mother, sister, friend and teacher. There was always time to help a student and she never left them give up. Debbie loved teaching and remembered all of her students.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ronald L. Henson; one daughter, Emily B. Demmons and husband Kevin of Smithsburg; and a son, Matthew D. Henson and wife Allison of Boston, Mass.; one grandson, Wyatt Austin Demmons; three sisters, Jean D. Michael and husband Mike, Sharon L. Ernst and husband Tom, and Linda S. Trumpower and husband Donnie; nieces; great-nieces and nephews.


Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Pastor Allen Reed officiating.

Private interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deborah Henson and Wyatt Demmons Scholarship Fund in care of Jennifer Landman at 11630 Dam #5 Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

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