Marcella "Sally" June (Skiba) Henry, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at her home in Brainerd. She was born in Brainerd on Jan. 18, 1930, to Leo and Christine (Ellstrom) Skiba. She attended Brainerd High School until 1946 when the family moved to Crookston, Minn. She graduated in 1948 from Crookston Central High School. She was married to Donald Henry on May 1, 1948. They moved to Brainerd in 1954 where they raised their seven children. After raising her children she took up oil painting and was a member of the Brainerd Art Club and later the Encore Art Club. She was a loving mother, grandmother and wife.
Survivors include three daughters and four sons, Marcella "Mickey" (Merle) Gallant, Robbie (Lee) Danks, Celeste (Norman) Gallant, Randal Henry, Donald Henry, Patrick Henry and Kevin Henry; grandchildren Kim Gallant (Dan Maier), Tim (Angie) Gallant, Nick Danks, Laura Danks, Dave Danks, Norman Gallant Jr. (Mandy), Tina Gallant (Donavon) Daiker, Anne Gallant, Leah Henry (Chris) Ganoe, Lisa Henry, Kelly Henry, Brandon Riuter, Eyan Felske; great-grandchildren, Emily Ann Daiker, Shianna Ganoe, Kiley Henry; sisters Delores Jensen, Donna Kuhlman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sally was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald D. Henry, her parents Leo and Christine Skiba, brother Joseph Skiba and two infant brothers.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Christ Community Church in Nisswa with Pastor Jim Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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