Ruth Marie Henbest

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Ruth Marie Henbest, 91, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Oak Pointe of Monett.

She was born April 28, 1927, in Sterlington, N.Y., the daughter of Frank Dunning and Edith (Anderson) Seely. On Nov. 25, 1948, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to John Henry Henbest, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Norma Simpson, Betty Snider and Doris Ray; and two brothers, Frank and David Seely.

Survivors include: two sons, Mike Henbest of Cassville, and David Henbest of Palm Springs, Calif.; three daughters, Jill Smith of Springfield, Betty Thomas of Stockton, and Marcia Liss of Black Mountain, N.C.; one brother, John Seely, of Cassville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Cassville High School. On April 28, 1953, she was saved at Antioch Baptist Church in Cassville. She was a member of Cassville First Baptist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor James Weaver will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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