October Resident Spotlight | Rose Henry

Rose Henry, resident of St. Louis Altenheim

Rose Henry was born and raised in South St. Louis. She is the proud mother of 6, Tina, Tami, John, Teresa, Jenny and Val. Her daughter Val passed away in 2002. She also has six grand-children and is a great- grandma to one. Rose became a widow at a very young age when her youngest was only 8 months old. She worked very hard to support her children and put in long hours working in accounts payable at Emerson, and driving a delivery truck for Puralator. She would often drive to Iowa and back in the same day.

Rose has many hobbies and one of her favorites was working in her yard. As other describe it, it “looked like Shaw’s Garden”. She also loves to sew and quilt. She taught lessons at Singer Sewing where she met a group of ladies that still gather once a month to quilt. She made her children’s clothes and loved dressing them in matching outfits. She loves to cook and one of her favorites is her gooey butter cake.

Our own receptionist, Lindy can attest to that because she made her recipe and it was a huge hit with her family! Rose also loved to water-ski on the Mighty Mississippi, but if you’ve ever had the chance to speak with her, it wouldn’t take you long to figure out that her greatest strength is her heart. Rose has a heart of gold and we are truly blessed to have her with us at the Altenheim.

*From St. Louis Altenheim October Newsletter