Mary Catherine Henshaw

                                                  ┌── George Memmel Henshaw
                                                  │    1867-1895 
                          ┌── Lester C. Henshaw ──┤
                          │    1893-1990          │
                          │                       └── Louise Florence Bingham
                          │                            1870-1957 
Mary Catherine Henshaw ───┤
B: 1918                   │                       ┌── Callistus Abel
D: 2010                   │                       │
                          └── Mary Edna Abel ─────┤
                               1894-1954          │
                                                  └── Edna Louise Burshears
Mary Catherine Henshaw     [ID 05400] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Mary Catherine Henshaw1,2 [Mary Katherine Henshaw3, Celestine Maria Henshaw4].

Born Feb 26 19181, Henshaw, Union County, Kentucky1 [Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky3].  

Mary Catherine was a Catholic nun and took the name Sister Celestine Maria.3  

Mary Catherine Henshaw died May 17 2010, Nazareth Home, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; age 92.3,4  

Mary Catherine's obituary was published in the "Courier-Journal" (Louisville, Kentucky) on May , 2010:4

Sister Celestine Maria Henshaw SCN

HENSHAW, SISTER CELESTINE MARIA, SCN, 92, a native of Morganfield, KY, died at Nazareth Home on Monday, May 17, 2010.  

She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years.  Sister served in the apostolate of health care in Kentucky, Maryland and Arkansas for 71 years.  In Louisville Sister served at Mt. St. Agnes Sanatorium, Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Christopher Nursing Home, SS. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital, Jewish Health Care System, Nazareth Home and Hospice.  

Survivors include one brother, Joe L. Henshaw of Morganfield, KY; four sisters, Helen Ray of Louisville, KY; Louise Clements, Margaret Thomas and Dorothy Thomas of Morganfield, KY and her religious community.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on May 20, 2010 at Nazareth Home.  Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. at Nazareth Home on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 and again from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Nazareth Home.  There will be a short Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth, KY at 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery.  

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY.  Memorials may be made to SCN Missions, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048.


  1. Henshaw history and genealogy manuscript, original by Holmes Hart Henshaw, 1930; updated in 1995 by Donald Craig Henshaw and others.
  2. 1930 census, Raleigh Magisterial District, Union County, Kentucky; roll T626-779, ED 5, page 12A, line #32, dwelling #248, family #248.
  3. Contribution from Marilyn Henshaw Woodhall.
  4. Obituary of Sister Celestine Maria Henshaw; "Courier-Journal", May 18 2010:

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