Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Henry, 65, of Heath, formerly of New Jersey, passed away January 31, 2020 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark, Ohio after a twelve year battle with cancer. She was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to the late Donald and Eileen Ahern.
A retired software programmer for Bell Labs and IBM, Liz was voracious reader and fan of science fiction, a passion she shared with her nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her strong will and love of family.
Surviving are her siblings and their spouses, James and Anna Ahern, Marianne and James Kelly, Tom and Robin Ahern, Maureen Ahern Wantz and Bob Wantz, Margaret and Gary Jenkins and Jack Kelly; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Ahern Kelly.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 P.M. Sunday, February 2, 2020 at McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mcpeekhoekstra.com.
A final farewell with prayers will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the mausoleum chapel at St. Catharine’s Cemetery in Wall Township, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
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