Charlene Rae Henry

July 14, 2023

Charlene Rae Henry, 54, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away peacefully on Friday evening, July 14, 2023.  She spent her final hours surrounded by her mother and 2 sisters before she met her Lord and Savior in Heaven.  Charlene was born May 4, 1969 in Frankfort to Leland Ray & Judith Elaine (Davison) Henry.

She was a 1988 graduate of Western Boone High School and was a member of the Kirklin Christian Church.  Charlene had struggled with physical and mental health challenges all of her life, but was able to still lead a happy and fulfilled life.  She had worked at the ARC of Greater Boone County for over 30 years until her health no longer allowed her to do so.  She had lived in an independent living facility through Normal Life of Sheridan, Inc. in both Noblesville and Westfield from 2014-2021 before moving to Clinton House Rehabilitation and Heathcare Center in December 2021.  Charlene loved her family, her friends, her church family, the family pets through the years, music and sports.  Her favorite teams were the Cincinnati Reds, the I.U. Hoosiers, the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers.  She particularly loved Steve Alford (IU), Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck (Colts), Reggie Miller (Pacers) and Johnny Bench (Reds).  Charlene loved country and gospel music: (Rascal Flatts, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gaithers, The Statler Brothers and her church’s local quartet “The Gospel Echoes” to name a few).  She also loved word search puzzles, playing her CD’s and reading her daily bible devotions faithfully.  She was loved by more people than she could have ever imagined. Charlene loved Jesus and overcame her fear of water to become an immersed believer following him.  She is now completely healed and walking the Streets of Gold with her loved ones in Heaven

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, with a Celebration of Life following the visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Arc of Boone County, 900 W Main St, Lebanon, IN 46052, or Clinton House Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 809 W. Freeman St., Frankfort, IN 46041, with envelopes available at the funeral home. The family wishes to express special thanks to Normal Life, Clinton House and Guardian Angel Hospice for all their loving care and support throughout the years.

Survived by:

mother: Judy Henry of rural Kirklin, sisters: Carolyn (Karl) Harshbarger of rural Rossville and Cheryl Henry of Frankfort, nephew: Jeremy Harshbarger of rural Cutler, Great nephew: Wyatt Harshbarger of rural Cutler, and several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Preceded by:

her father, Leland (2019), aunts, Terry Henry (2012), and Charolette Henry (2021), cousin, Jason Reents (2019) and her grandparents, Ray & Freda Henry and Gar and Esther Davison.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Charlene Rae Henry”

  1. Bill & Lora Layton July 16, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to the Henry family at the loss of your daughter/sister.

  2. Karl Kercheval July 17, 2023 at 10:44 am

    I have always drawn great inspiration from Charlene and the Henry family. Well done, good and faithful servant… great is your reward!
    Prayers of peace and comfort with the family.

  3. Jeanine Garrison July 17, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    We’re sorry to hear of Charlene’s passing. Esther talked about her a lot to my mother Wilma Crum. Condolences to the whole family.

  4. Lisa July 18, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May God comfort your family in all the days ahead with love and strength. Draw close to him for he is close to those of a broken heart.
    Lisa Van Meter (Anderson)

  5. Terrell Huffer Camhi July 19, 2023 at 10:42 am

    So very sorry to learn of your loss. May her memories always be a blessing.

  6. Jim & Rene’ Rogers July 19, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Judy and family: Jim Rogers and Rene’ Rogers give all of you our condolences on Charlene’s passing. I remember Charlene as a baby when I attended KCC as a child. After Jim and I married, Charlene and Jim shared a passion over IU basketball and Reds baseball! They were both enthusiastic fans of both. We lift all of you in prayer for peace. We know Charlene is in heaven still cheering on the Reds and IU!

  7. Bonnie Hoffman July 19, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Judy and Girls, We are so saddened with the passing of Charlene. God Bless You, Love Melissa and Bonnie

  8. TJ Proctor July 19, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Charlene and I grew up together at Thorntown Elementary. She was always so kind and positive.

  9. Phil & Gloria Crum July 20, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    Sorry to hear of Charlene’s passing. With sincere sympathies.

  10. Phoebe Smith July 21, 2023 at 10:16 am

    My sincere sympathy for your loss.

  11. Melissa Rector July 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Dear Judy Henry Family,

    Sorry to hear the passing of Charlene. I’m very sorry for your loss. She was a great friend and will be missed. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.
    God bless you all.


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