Kathryn A. Henry

NEWTOWN – Kathryn A. Henry, of Churchville, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Pickering Manor Home, Newtown. She was 85.

She was the beloved wife of the late James L. Henry Sr.

Born in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Helen Willis Houser, mother of the late Robert E. Henry and sister of the late Raymond J. Houser Jr. and Francis W. Houser.

Mrs. Henry was a resident of Churchville for the past 27 years. She graduated from Lewistown High School, Class of 1946. She was a freelance writer for many years, editor and owner of Bucks County Life, held a public relations position with a nonprofit organization and worked in center city Philadelphia for 11 years as an employment recruiter. In 1984, she established her own business, Kay Henry Incorporated, an executive recruiting company located in Feasterville, until her retirement in 2004.

Kay was a faithful communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church and a member of the parish council. She was a longtime member of the choir, initiator of the Ministry of Hospitality and founder of the Angel Food ministry, a program that supplied meals to families in need. In her leisure time, she loved to entertain family, friends and neighbors. Family was very special to her and she cherished the times spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed as a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her six loving children and their spouses: Martha M. and James Wittstruck, of Lakeville, Minn.; James L. Jr. and Ann Henry, of West Chester; Thomas R. and Martha Henry, of Holtwood; Kathryn A. and John Owens, of Jamison; Christine L. and Andrew Dougherty, of Glenside; and William T. and Kathleen Henry, of Greenfield, Ohio. She is also survived by: two brothers, James Patrick Houser, of Lewistown, and Rev. Samuel E. Houser, of York; a sister, Helen M. Elmer, of Brookhaven; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road at Holland Road, Richboro. Her funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro. Interment will take place at Hatboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church at the above address.