Janice's Story

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Janice Irene Henrickson, formerly of Richmond, passed away Friday, September 29th, 2017 at her home in Chesterfield, MO.

Born in Riverdale, IL on May 18th, 1931 to parents Clarence and Maybelle Selle, she received her Bachelors of Education from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Kentucky University. She married Donald Gene Henrickson on August 14th, 1954. They celebrated fifty five years of wedded bliss before his passing in 2009.

While living in Richmond, she was involved with many organizations associated with Eastern Kentucky University and the community. Musically talented, both as a pianist and vocalist, she touched many lives from giving private piano lessons to directing church youth choirs.

She founded Childrens World, a successful and popular daycare and pre-school. She also taught in the Madison County Schools for several years.

Survivors include: her three loving children, Kevin Henrickson (Michelle) of Chicago, IL, Carol Billadeau (Jim) of Chesterfield, MO, and Lynn Oberloh (Kimo) of Loudon, TN; brother Ronald (Joanne) Selle of Peotone, IL, and sisters Nancy Osborne of Littleton, CO and Carol Ergo (Jack) of Saginaw, MI; grandchildren Jeff, Korinne and Ki Henrickson; Jessie, Lucy and Jia Billadeau; Malia, Kela, Kegan and Luke Oberloh; Lauren Parker (Matthew) and Hunter Henrickson; great grandchildren Dakota Parton; Grace and Nila Simons.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son Donnie Henrickson and granddaughter Nicole Simons.

She will be missed, but we know she is rejoicing with loved ones at this very moment. She was a steadfast woman of faith and she lived it. It was not uncommon for her to take your hand and start praying for you whether you asked for it or not. She gave everything she had to those around her, especially young people.

Her greatest legacy will be the fact that she lived sacrificially. And would do anything she could to help those around her in need.

Visitation will be from 10:30 AM 12:30 PM at Oldham, Roberts, & Powell Funeral Home in Richmond immediately followed by the funeral at 12:30 PM, with graveside service held at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Ron Selle, Jack Ergo, Kevin Henrickson, Kimo Oberloh, Jim Billadeau, Jeff Henrickson, Kegan Oberloh, Ki Henrickson, and Josh Parton.

Flowers are welcome, but donations may also be made to Outreach International, at

To express condolences, visit our website at www.orpfh.com.
Published on October 3, 2017
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