Effie Sue Henry, age 72, of Kendallville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Mrs. Henry was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 14, 1950 to the late Henry and Inez (Coy) Stinson. She married Thomas Lee Henry, Jr. on January 22, 1985 at the courthouse in Albion. Tom preceded her in death on December 18, 2020. Effie was employed with Walmart in the customer service department. She loved going to garage sales, playing card games with her family, playing the slot machines at Firekeeper’s Casino and going on road trips. She loved Elvis Presley and was a big Elvis fan. Effie mostly just loved spending time with her family. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Daughter, Melissa Thompson of Kendallville.
Daughter, Nicole Roberts and James Lyninger of Kendallville.
Eight grandchildren: Tiauna Roberts, Jesse Hicks and Courtney Rodriquez, Triston Hicks, Noah Dean, Aries Hicks, Jade Thompson and Micah Hicks.
Three great grandchildren: Hudson Hicks, Luna Hicks and Samuel Hicks.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Henry and Inez Stinson and her step-father, Milton Minton; her husband, Tom Henry; a grandson, Austin Roberts in 1998; sisters, Marilyn Jewel and Brenda Higgs; and brothers, Henry Stinson, Dennis Stinson, Ronald Stinson, Jodi Stinson and Carl Stinson.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 1, 2023 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home with Rev. Willie Collins officiating.
Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.