Ruth M. Henderson

Ruth M. Henderson (nee Lane) died peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2009, at the age of 86.

Ruth was the beloved mother of Bob (Marybeth Andersen), Deborah, and (the late) Gilbert (Kathy) Henderson. She was the loving wife for 54 years of (the late) Robert Henderson and the beloved grandmother of Peter Andersen, Marlee, Madeline, (the late) Elizabeth, Caroline, John and Michael Henderson.

Most recently of Cedarburg and Thiensville, Ruth lived in Northbrook, Ill., for nearly 30 years. Ruth was a dedicated public librarian for the Northbrook Public Library and a legal librarian for many years at the Allstate Insurance Co. Ruth retired from Allstate in 1989 and worked part time at Lake Forest College until she moved to Thiensville in 1994.

Ruth’s family would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all those who touched her life while she was a resident at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg. Ruth resided at Lasata from 2004 until her death from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

The family has planned a private memorial.

Memorials are suggested to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Alzheimer’s Research, P.O. Box 20509, Milwaukee, WI 53226.

Schramka-Densow Funeral Home of Thiensville is serving the family.