Irene Grace Henshaw

                                                    ┌── Franklin Pierce Henshaw
                                                    │    1852-1935 
                         ┌── Lewis Peirce Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1890-1964             │
                         │                          └── Harriet J. "Hattie" Gibbons
                         │                               1853-1922 
Irene Grace Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1926                  │
D: 2004                  │
                         └── Daisy Pearl Lourie
M: William Norman Grooms

Irene Grace Henshaw     [ID 08724] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Oct 19 1926, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3  

She married William Norman Grooms, Sep 16 1946.1,2  


William Norman "Billy" Grooms, Jr., born Mar 12 1954.
Janet Robin Grooms, born Jul 2 1959.

Irene Grace Henshaw died Oct 11 2004, at her home, Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.2  

Irene's obituary was published in the "Patriot-News" (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) on Sunday, October 17, 2004:2

Irene G. Grooms Irene Grace Grooms, 77, of Hershey, PA, died Monday, October 11, 2004 at her home.  

Born October 19, 1926 in Uniontown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daisy and Louis P. Henshaw.  

She is survived by her husband, William N. Grooms; a sister, Henrietta Eicher of Uniontown; a son, William N. Grooms II, of Hummelstown, PA; a daughter, Janet R. Zipse of NYC; and 4 grandchildren.  

Irene was a member of Donegal Presbyterian Church, Mt. Joy, PA; a former member of the Donegal Presbyterian Women's Club; Eastern Star; and the Birthday Girls Club.  She volunteered at the Penn State M. S. Hershey Medical Center for several years.  

Memorial services will be held at Donegal Presbyterian Church, 1891 Donegal Springs Road, Mt. Joy, PA on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 11 a.m.  The family will start greeting at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  

Contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 East Brown Street, Suite 23, Middletown, PA 17057 or The Four Diamonds Fund, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.  

Arrangements by Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109.


  1. Lori Lindsey Henshaw database.
  2. Obituary of Irene G. Grooms; the "Patriot-News", Oct 17 2004:
  3. 1930 census, South Uniontown, South Union Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; roll T626-2041, ED 90, page 5B, line #81, dwelling #92, family #95.

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