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Nancy Jean Henry, 63, of Traverse City, formerly of Big Rapid

Nancy Jean Henry, 63, of Traverse City, formerly of Big Rapids, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Pavilions in Traverse City.

She was born May 21, 1959, in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of Dave and Mary (Dunham) Henry, and her family moved to Big Rapids later that year. Nancy attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, and graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1977. She continued her education with a degree in fashion merchandising from Grand Rapids Community College, as well as attending Michigan State University and Ferris State College.

Nancy worked in retail merchandising, and lived in California before returning to Michigan and settling in Traverse City. She was an avid seamstress, and enjoyed volunteering her time for various charitable organizations. Most of all, Nancy loved spending time with family.

She is survived by her parents Dave and Mary Henry of Mecosta; her sister Mary Anne (Tony) Jones of Rockford; her brothers, John of Grand Rapids, Bill (Tina) of Grayslake, IL, and Mike of Thornton, CO; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins and a great friend Tom Carr. Nancy was preceded in death by her sister Catherine in 2000.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids, with Father Dan DePew officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland View Cemetery. Nancy’s family will greet friends beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Traverse House Clubhouse Share a memory or express condolences at

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