Virginia "Ginny" Henderson-Tackitt, 87, Sheridan, passed away Sunday morning, March 10, 2019, surrounded by her family at Sanders Glen Retirement Community in Westfield.

Born April 6, 1931 in Anderson, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Homer Wilbur and Pearlie Esther Nicholson.

After graduating from Sheridan High School with the class of 1949, she entered the workforce and went to work for the Mayflower Corporation.  She had a skill set that most people would envy. She was an amazing organizer. Events, schedules, people, places and even things that she heard in passing; she was able to keep track of, effortlessly recall small details and keep everything running seamlessly behind the scenes as if that is how it had always been. In her own unique way, she always made everybody around her look their best. Mrs. Henderson-Tackitt worked as an administrative assistant with the company for about a decade and would spend another 12 years as an executive secretary before taking her retirement. For many years, she was the coordinator and tournament secretary for the annual LPGA Mayflower Classic golf tournament. Her modest and unassuming nature didn't hide the fact the she was very good at what she did, having been honored on three separate occasions by the Kiwanis Club for her administrative skills. After leaving Mayflower, she worked for Central Newspapers, Inc., which would later become owners of the Indianapolis Star. She devoted 12 years to the company as an executive secretary before taking her retirement.

She married the love of her life, Everett Tackitt in in May of 1990. Mr. Tackitt passed away in December of 2001.

She was a member of Radiant Christian Life in Westfield and was currently attending Mts. Runn Baptist Church in Boone County. A woman of strong faith, she supported and participated in numerous mission trips to Nicaragua over the years.  She was also a member of the Sheridan Historical Society, serving as their secretary for many years. 

When Mrs. Henderson-Tackitt decided to take some time for herself, she loved to go ballroom dancing.

Organization may have been her specialty, but family was her passion. She cherished every day she was able to spend with her family, especially when it came to her grandchildren. She would always joke about her favorite grandchild being whichever one she was with at the moment, and that was certainly the case. Even when spending time with family, she still couldn't let her skills take a backseat for too long. She enjoyed traveling and loved organizing family gatherings and vacations.

Survivors include her two sons, Jerry (Janet) Henderson of Franklin, and Coleman "Cokey" (Sally) Henderson of Sheridan; a daughter, otherwise known throughout the family as her favorite daughter, Lori (Werner) Homan of Noblesville; seven grandchildren, Tad (Hannah) Henderson, Adam (Veronica) Henderson, Hallie Henderson, Sean (Liz) Homan, Chad (Nancy) Homan, Christopher (Kim) Henderson, and Lauren Henderson; her brother, Laverne Nicholson of Indianapolis; three sisters, Donna (Don) Jessup of Sheridan, Bonnie (Jerry) Williams of Johnson City, Tenn. and Kathy (Dean) Bender of Kuna, Idaho; by her canine best friend, her Pomeranian, Candy. She loved her "Candy Dog" very much; and by the many friends and countless people she helped over the years while volunteering with the Riverview Hospital Auxiliary.

Other than her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Rosie Nicholson.

Services are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends may pay their respects from 3 p.m. until the end of service. Pastor Jack Walker will be officiating. A private family burial will take place at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.

Memorial contributions may be presented to either the Nicaragua Resource Network, or to the Sheridan Historical Society.