HENDERSON, Ky. - Lena Mae Carter Schenk, age 86, of Henderson, KY, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 7:00am at Redbanks Nursing Home under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice.

Lena was born in 1926 and grew up in the Baskett community. She was the last living survivor of 14 children born to Willie and Elizabeth (Lizzie) McCormick. Lena attended Weaverton School until she started working at Atlas Tack where she met and later married Harley Carter.

Lena later started working at Bear Brand Hosiery and Osborn Brush. She raised her two step children, Joyce Alexander and Bobby Carter. The family worked hard and loved to relax and enjoy their vacation time. Lena and Harley would travel for two weeks whenever vacation time rolled around every year.

After the death of her first husband, she later married Albert Schenk of Evansville. He was a childhood sweetheart of hers and they shared 7 happy years together before he passed away.

Lena was one of the original members of Hyland Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Harley Carter and Albert Schenk, her step daughter, Joyce M. Alexander, and her 13 siblings.

Survivors include: Step Daughter: Linda Alexander and husband Arthur Underwood, IN; Step Son: Bobby Ray Carter and wife Shirley Henderson, KY; Granddaughter: Deborah Burdin and husband Kelly Fredericksburg, VA; Great Granddaughter: Laura Burdin Fredericksburg, VA; Nieces and Nephews.

Family and friends are invited to Lena's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 19, from 4-8pm and again on Wednesday from 10am until service time at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. Her Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 20, at 11:00am at the funeral home. Reverend Kenny Kidd will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Henderson, KY.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hyland Baptist Church and/or St. Anthony's Hospice.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7341

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6596

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6442

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4189

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 3972

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11262

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9001

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 31, 2015 1305

Hot Button Item Draws Hanson Crowd to Zoning,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 1224

Rods for Relay Raises Funds for ACS Relay for Life

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1160

YMCA Summer Food Service Program

by Kelly Forbes
May 31, 2015 987

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 956

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 858

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 718

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
May 30, 2015 683

Whitfield Announces Congressional Art Contest…

by Ed Whitfield
June 01, 2015 683

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 602

LG&E and KU Unveil New Outage Texting Option…

by LG&E and KU News