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Graveside services for Evelyn Henderson were held Monday, May 5, 2014 at Valley Mills Cemetery. She passed away on May 1, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Evelyn Morris was born on Nov. 3, 1924, in Graham, the daughter of A.E. and Laura Morris. She graduated from the University of North Texas and received her Masters degree from Hardin-Simmons University. She was an elementary school counselor from many years in the Abilene Independent School District. She retired in 1986. She married James A. Henderson on May 10, 1943. They were married 59 years until his death in 2002. She is survived by one son, Morris; daughter, Martha; daughter-in-law Sue, the wife of her son James that preceded her in death; six grandchildren, James and wife, Leslie, Heather, Jacob, Micah and husband, Justin, Caleb and Matthew; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Alex, and Lucas. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Hillcrest Hospital Hospice Care or other favorite charity. Clifton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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