Patricia A. Henderson, age 79, of Cambridge City, IN, peacefully entered the presence of the Lord on July 12, 2020, after a short illness. She was born in Clermont, IN, on December 21, 1940, to Kenneth and Oma Seely, and lived most of her life in Wayne County.
Patricia graduated from Milton High School in 1959, and married Leo Henderson that same year. She and Leo were American Family Life Insurance agents for many years. Patricia participated in Operation Christmas Child from the very beginning, coordinating the project in her church and community and herself packing thousands of shoeboxes over the years.
Patricia was preceded in death by husband Leo; daughter Stephanie (Peterson) of Highlands Ranch, CO; and her brothers Robert Seely of Zumbrota, MN, and Charles Seely of Columbus, OH. She is survived by sons Michael (Ellen) Henderson of Chesterfield, MO; Matthew (Debbie) Henderson of Lenoir, NC; and son-in-law Mark Peterson of Highlands Ranch, CO; Patricia is survived by her sisters Sharon (Mick) Bertsch of Milton, IN; Carolyn (Donnie) Hennings of Shelbyville, IL, and brother Kenneth (Gay) Seely of DeLand, FL; and also by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be planned for later in the summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Operation Christmas Child via Patricia’s memorial page on