Janet Kay Smith Henderson

Henderson Janet Obituary

BURLESON-Janet Kay Smith Henderson passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the age of 80.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: To be set at a later date.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Janet’s memory to the Salvation Army, Nurses House, Inc. or to your favorite charity.
Janet was born February 9, 1940 to the late Chester Glen and Delphine (Brockway)Smith in Owosso, Michigan. Janet received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1963 from Mott Community College. She then received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing in 1979 from the University of Detroit. Janet went on to receive her Masters Degree in Instructional Technology in 1982 from Wayne State University. She was a Girl Scout Troup leader and Camp Timbers nurse. She was a member of AAMA-American Association of Medical Assistants and was surveyor of programs and Chairman of Curriculum Review Board. She was a Registered Nurse, State of Michigan; Certified Medical Assistant with Clinical Specialty and also a Certified Herbalist. Janet received the Golden Apple Award in 1995 for Excellence in Teaching for the AAMA.
Janet loved traveling the globe, playing with the grandchildren, shopping, a dip in the pool, frozen margaritas, a little two step and staying in contact with all her friends.
Janet is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband of 45 years, Bruce Philip Henderson.
SURVIVORS: Daughter, Julie Ann Clifford (Henderson); son, Andrew Glen Henderson; sister, Jean Sokol (Smith); grandchildren, Timothy, Abigail, Sarah and Phillip.

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13 Comments To "Janet Kay Smith Henderson"

#1 Comment By Monica Barogh On January 21, 2021 @ 10:09 pm

Julie,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Our love to you,
Harry, Monica, Martick and Hayden Barogh

#2 Comment By Charlene Barton Couch On January 22, 2021 @ 8:37 am

Jan was a dear friend who I enjoyed working with at AAMA and I will have fond memories of our time together. May she Rest In Peace.

#3 Comment By Jenny Spegal On January 22, 2021 @ 8:54 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Jan was a wonderful woman and mentor. She always had a smile and brought joy when she walked into a room. She will be missed.

#4 Comment By Cheryl Vineyard, Program Director at ENMU-Roswell Campus On January 22, 2021 @ 10:59 am

Jan designed and taught in the Allied Health Educator Program at Eastern New Mexico University for a number of years. She also presented continuing education programs at national conferences at AAMA. She was very knowledgeable. I am honored to have known and worked with her. Condolences to her family.

#5 Comment By Janet & Dewey Powers On January 22, 2021 @ 11:38 am

We are so very sad at Jan’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you. Last thing she said to me is “after the first of year let’s do that lunch”. So broken hearted.

#6 Comment By Jim Hardman, MAERB Office Staff On January 22, 2021 @ 11:40 am

My very first medical assisting program site visit was conducted in 1998 under Jan’s leadership. It was an extremely challenging visit with high emotions and even some hostility on the part of the program, but Jan handled it with such professionalism and grace. I will always consider her to be a wonderful mentor and faithful friend. Every time that I spoke with her, she gushed with pride at her loving family.

Sent with my prayers for the family during this time of great sadness and loss.

#7 Comment By Barbara Case Fleisher On January 22, 2021 @ 1:16 pm

This is such a hard time for your family. I have great memories of our lives together. All of you are in my prayers. Love to all of you.

#8 Comment By Bill Rudd On January 22, 2021 @ 2:38 pm

As Jan’s life partner for almost 10 years, I can without a doubt say how much she loved life. Her love of travel was wrapped around her love of people. Wherever in the world we were, she was interested in the local residents. Especially if it was a young expectant Mom. She always asked about her baby. It was really neat to see the appreciation and surprise of this total stranger from another country showing interest in them.

She taught me a lot. I will miss her deeply.

#9 Comment By Marie Dieterle On January 22, 2021 @ 3:26 pm

What a dear friend Jan was to me many years ago! We have not seen each other in years but what great times my husband and I had with Jan and Phil. We pray that her children, grandchildren and sister Jean are soon comforted by God’s loving peace. Great memories! Sad day!

Love to you all!

#10 Comment By John & Alice Lorenz On January 24, 2021 @ 3:16 pm

We were friends with Phil and Jan when we lived in MI. John and Phil worked together at Kettering University. Jan and I knew each other through our shared love of our nursing careers. We move to Burleson because they loved their move to this area!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jan’s beloved family.

#11 Comment By Sabine On January 27, 2021 @ 6:24 am

Dear Julie, it is so sad and hard to accept that a beloved one is no longer with us, cannot be approached anymore on a daily basis. I wish you lots of strength within your family for the days, weeks and months to come. May your memories provide you some comfort.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sabine

#12 Comment By Sarah Marino On February 12, 2021 @ 12:33 pm

I wanted to let you know that the Medical Assisting Education Review Board has received donations for the Ivy Reade Relkin Surveyor Fund in fond memory of Jan Henderson. I was lucky enough to meet her, and I greatly appreciated her good work and thoughtfulness.
Sarah Marino
Executive Director
Medical Assisting Education Review Board

#13 Comment By JoyceAnn Fellows On March 17, 2021 @ 4:08 pm

Dear Julie and families, During our Baker years as my mentor then fellow staff member, a treasured friendship continued for 40 years. She was a blessing in my life. Sending loving thoughts.