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Patty J. Henderson

Patty Henderson, 66, Valentine, NE, died as a result of a brain aneurysm on Saturday, October 4, 2008, following a brief stay at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Patty was born September 30, 1942, to Jerome and Rena Nemec in Midland. She attended Pheba Country School for eight years, followed by four years at Midland High School, where she enjoyed cheerleading and school dances.

She was united in marriage to Jerry Henderson on October 29, 1961, in Midland. They were blessed with a son, Jay, and a daughter, Dori. After living in the Midland and Hayes areas for several years, they moved to Murdo, SD, where they resided for 20 years. They moved to the Valentine, NE, area in 1992, where they have since resided.

Patty was an avid gardener and was commonly seen puttering in her yard. She also loved to go to auctions, flea markets and yard sales. She never passed up an opportunity to stop at antique shops when traveling and had an extensive collection of antique irons, as well as numerous other collections. Patty also loved to dance and could be found seeking dance partners for a good "jitterbug" whenever her toe started tapping.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Jerry Henderson of Valentine; her son, Jay Henderson and his wife, Tracy Garland, Williams, IN; her daughter, Dori Smith and her husband, Mike, and grandson, Alex, Kuna, ID; her mother, Rena Nemec, Philip; a sister, Margie Iwan, Midland; brothers, Larry (Mary) Nemec, Pierre, Dick Nemec, Midland, Jerry (Sonia) Nemec, Midland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family and friends may sign Patty's online guestbook at www. kirkfuneralhome.com.