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Gladys Helen Henderson -- Byron

BYRON -- The funeral for Gladys Helen Henderson will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Stanton United Methodist Church in Stanton Township, Goodhue County. Interment will be in Stanton Cemetery.

Mrs. Henderson, 72, of Byron, formerly of Rochester and Cannon Falls, died Sunday (July 23, 2006) at the Country Care Adult Foster Home in Byron.

Gladys Helen Royal was born Aug. 18, 1933, in Lakeland, Ga. She attended Lakeland High School and later married Ralph J. Henderson on June 18, 1955, in Phoenix. She had been a waitress at The Pit in Phoenix, and in Cannon Falls at the Cannonball Restaurant and Country Kitchen. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially watching the deer in the yard in Byron. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include two sons, Randy (Beth) of St. James, Minn., and Gary of Rochester; five grandchildren; two sisters, Wylene Edward of Utah and Inez "Mickey" Grayson of Texas; and a brother, Clarence Royal of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband on March 10, 2006, an infant son, a brother, a sister and two infant sisters.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

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Lundberg Funeral Home of Cannon Falls is in charge of arrangements.

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