Oct. 8, 2021-Sept. 21, 1939
Early in the morning Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, Rose Ann Hennigan died in her home surrounded by her immediate family. She was 82, having just celebrated her birthday Sept. 21. She died from complications of metastatic breast cancer that she had previously beaten in 2018.
Born Sept. 21, 1939, to Covey and Lela Mae Ingram of Converse, Rose was their first of four children. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class at Marthaville High School. Shortly after, she married Dewey Raymond Hennigan Aug, 16, 1959. Raymond and Rose Ann had two children, Richard Alan and Rhonda Ann.
In September 2006, she helped found the Beulah United Methodist Church Prayers and Squares Ministry. That ministry continued when she moved to the Bethel Congregational Methodist Church. The Prayer and Squares Ministry served those who were sick or recovering from surgery or injury. The ministry handmade over 1,500 prayer quilts and Rose Ann touched every one of these. She cut, pinned, hemmed, tacked, washed and delivered the quilts. The final step for each quilt was the congregations’ members tacked the quilt while praying over each thread when it was tied. The Prayers and Squares Ministry was her calling from God to use her talents and time to support and care for others during their greatest times of need.
Rose Ann is survived by her eldest child, Richard Alan Hennigan; his wife, Sharon Kay Archer Hennigan; and their daughter and Rose Ann’s only grandchild, Erin Renee Hennigan; all of Houston, Texas. Rose Ann is also survived by two of her siblings, her brother, Jeff Ingram and wife Marilyn of San Antonio, Texas, and her sister, Sarah Sue Ingram of Chandler, Ariz.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Dewey Raymond Hennigan; their daughter, Rhonda Ann Hennigan; her youngest sibling, James “Jimmie” Ingram; and both her parents, Covey Ingram and Lela Mae Middleton Ingram.
Her last dessert was a Mini Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzard, no caramel.