Charlotte Mae Henderson, 85, of Springfield, passed away in her home, Monday morning, Jan. 18. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on Oct. 3, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles Mark and Alice Ethel (Detrick) Teeter. She was a 1947 graduate of Dayton Colonel White High School and a 1951 graduate of Wittenberg University where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and was chosen as the 1951 homecoming queen.

After taking time to raise her children, Charlotte fulfilled her vocation as an elementary school teacher for the Springfield City Schools, retiring in 1989, following 27 years of service. She loved her students and Charlotte and her husband, Coach Don Henderson opened their hearts and homes to many of their students and athletes. Charlotte’s love of music led her to singing in her church choir and performing in several musical productions. She was a voracious reader, loved gardening and enjoyed bird watching. She was a member of High St. United Methodist Church and the Audubon Society. Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and attending their many activities.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years, Don Henderson; their two children, Jill Henderson Ault of Urbana and Don (Kim) Henderson of Xenia; her sister, Betty Jane Rose of Russells Point; grandchildren, Matthew Ault, Heather Rae (Eric) Cameron, and Casey William Henderson; great grandchildren, Madeline Ault, Patterson Cameron and Everett Cameron; and sister-in-law, Virginia Henderson of Cadiz, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Andrea Marie Ault in 2001.

Charlotte’s funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Jeff Allen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Senior Services, 101 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45502 or High St. United Methodist Church, 230 E. High St., Springfield, Ohio 45505.