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Sharon Kay (Worley) Henson

October 21, 1943 ~ December 19, 2020 (age 77)


Sharon Worley Henson,77, of Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, S. C., wife of Kenneth Tyrone Henson, mother of James Randall Henson and Kenneth Allen Henson,  grandma of Isabel Henson, daughter of E.J. and Ester Worley, and sister of Larry and Vera Worley passed away at home in Sun City, Hilton Head on Dec., 19, 2020.  Sharon was born on Oct. 21, 1943 in Sedalia, Mo.  She attended Farley Elementary School and Butler High School (class of ’62), both in Huntsville, Ala.  After high school, Sharon became a licensed practical nurse and worked in Huntsville Hospital.  Majoring in math and minoring in art.  She attended Snead College and the University of Alabama where she earned the Bachelor of Science degree.  Sharon earned an MBA Degree at Indiana State University, and a Certificate in Accounting at the University of Miami.  She returned to The University of Alabama to teach in the College of Business and earn the ABD Degree.  Sharon served as a nurse at Huntsville Hospital, Boaz-Albertville Hospital, and the University of Alabama Student Infirmary.  In Mississippi, she served as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Nursing at Delta State University.  At Texas A&M University, Sharon wrote remote sensing computer programs that used satellites to manage the university’s produce farm.  She later joined A&M’s accounting division.  Her last job was that of budget analyst for Kentucky’s Lexington/Fayette Urban County Government for over a decade. 

Sharon’s love for reading never waned, her favorites being numerous murder mystery authors and all of Jane Austin’s books.  In South Carolina, she joined the community service organization - the Charleston Hat Ladies Society, and the Jane Austen society.  Sharon embraced life with a passion for ballroom dancing, her favorites including the foxtrot, waltz, west coast swing, rumba, cha-cha, and the Argentine Tango.  She also enjoyed table games including hand, knee, and foot; flip six; and especially mah jongg.

Butler High classmates wrote in her yearbook:  Sharon giggled her way through school.    Her classmates wrote in her yearbook:  Precious things come in small packages.  If you are loved elsewhere as you are here, you will never have to worry.  Another wrote Stay as sweet and wonderful as you are and everyone will love you.  She did, and they did.  Never speaking an ill word to or about anyone, Sharon lived a life of service to her family and others, always putting the needs of others ahead of her own.  After the pandemic, her cremains will be buried near her parents and grandpa in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama. 

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