Ann Henthorn

Ann Marie Henthorn, 63, stepped into the presence of Christ Jesus Thursday evening, August 1, 2019 in her Muscatine home. The funeral service was held Monday, August 12 at Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Ann was born in Waukon March 8, 1956 to parents Kenneth and Mildred (Burke) Hall. Ann graduated in 1974 from Waukon High School, where she was a musician and honor student. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics Journalism and a minor in Nutrition.

Ann reported for the Eagle Grove Eagle newspaper in Eagle Grove before her marriage to Mark Alan Henthorn of Middletown. After their marriage, Ann worked as a medical journal copy editor at the American Academy of Family Physicians in Kansas City, MO. Ann raised and educated her children through high school. Ann grew up on her family’s Allamakee County farm, going for the cows on summer mornings, raking hay, playing with baby animals, and helping by cooking, baking and sewing. Ann was active in 4-H and played the flute in her school concert and marching bands.

Ann met Mark Henthorn at Iowa State University and they were married October 14, 1978 at St. Patrick’s Church, Waukon. They enjoyed living in Overland Park and Shawnee, KS, Knoxville, TN, Centerville, VA and Morgan Hill, CA before moving to Muscatine early in 2001.

Ann’s interests included her flower garden, reading, home decorating, sewing and a wide range of music. Ann and Mark could be seen on evening strolls and bike rides around Muscatine or attending the various local musical and drama group programs. Ann loved people in an unassuming way, finding herself a loving second mother to many of the Muscatine Community College international students. Ann was a follower of Jesus and an active member of Walnut Park Baptist Church. She taught Jesus to children from 1980 until just a month before her death. Ann’s relationship with Christ Jesus defined her life.

She is survived by her loving husband, Mark, of Muscatine; their three children: Jonathan (Jamie) Henthorn of Morgan Hill, CA, Gina (Jonathan) Mitchell of Westminster, CO and William “Will” (Clair) Henthorn of Fitchburg, WI; and her grandchildren, Eleanor and Thomas Henthorn and Thaddeus, Haven, Silas and Paisley Mitchell. She is also survived by her sisters, Karen (Warren) Varley of Stuart and Susan (Daniel) Cahoon of Monona; her sisters-in-law, Susan Hall of Waukon, Cynthia Joy Hail of Coeur d’Alene, ID and Mary (Dave) Houtz of Ft. Madison; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles T. Hall.


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