In loving memory of

Mary Ellen Henry
November 13, 1943 - November 17, 2020

KEOTA-Mary Ellen Henry, age 77, of Keota, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at her home.
Mary Ellen was born November 13, 1943, in Ottumwa, to Clarence and Alma (Sieren) Weber and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in 1961. On August 20, 1966, she married John Henry at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Clear Creek Township. A lifelong resident of Keokuk County, Mary Ellen was a member of Holy Trinity Parish - St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, game shows, country music and word seek puzzles.
Survivors include her husband: John of Keota; three children: Pat (Holly) Henry of Tama, Lisa (James Pugliese) Henry of Pacifica, California and Jackie (Adam) Webb of Oskaloosa; seven grandchildren: Eric and Michael Henry, Zachery and Benjamin Pugliese and Riley, Sierra and Avery Webb; two brothers: Kenny (Karen) Weber of Sigourney and Larry (Shirley) Weber of Keota and one sister: Kathleen Menke of Sigourney. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law: Victor Menke.

Private family service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. The service will be recorded on the Powell Funeral Home facebook page. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - St. Mary's Cemetery in Keota. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the funeral home. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

A memorial fund has been established for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Mary Ellen and her family. Tributes may be made at


Lloyd and Fran Weber wrote on Nov 21, 2020:

"We are so sorry to her of Mary Ellen's death, our thoughts and prayers are with you all, John and children, as well as Kathleen, Kenneth and Larry. Cousin, Lloyd and Fran Weber"

Jon Leinen wrote on Nov 20, 2020:

"John, Lisa, Pat, Jackie and Kenny, Larry and Kathleen our sympathy to you and your families for the loss of Mary Ellen. Our prayers are with you. Rose and Leon Leinen "

Linda Shafer wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Our sincere sympathy to John, Pat, Lisa & Jackie & families. Denny & Linda Shafer"

Mary Kline wrote on Nov 19, 2020:

"Our sympathies to John and your entire family. Mary Ellen was a beautiful person, inside and outside. Prayers of comfort for you all. "

Jayne Peiffer Orris wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"My condolences to Lisa, John, Pat, Jackie and all of Mary Ellen's extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. "

Tom & Peg Redlinger wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"John, we never know do we, ourm hearts go out to all of you. Mary Ellen was such a loving frendlie peron. Will miss her. Lots of love and hugs coming your way! Tom & Peg Redlinger "

Mariellen & Charles Bower wrote on Nov 18, 2020:

"Mary Ellen was my first cousin and so glad I got to see and talk to her a few years back at Costco both getting our glasses, she was with her hubby John. We visited for awhile and laughed about some stuff that had just happened recently. Our condolences to her Great guy of a Husband, her children and all extended family. I?m sure she will be very much missed. Always such a Happy person! "