Passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Bowman Place in Three Rivers, MI. She was born Oct. 6, 1923 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Virgil and Jennie Smith. Vernice grew up in Parchment and went to Kalamazoo Central High School graduating in 1941. She enjoyed ceramics, flower growing, and sewing. On July 3, 1958 she married Robert J. Henson, who preceded her in death Oct. 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Marlene Henson; son-in-law, Bill Steinbach; brother, Lawrence Smith; her twin brother, Vernon; and sister, Fern Akker. Surviving are her children, Nancy Steinbach, Jerry Henson, Gregory (Debbie) Henson, Charlyn (Gary) Newton; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; good neighbors, Ben and Lori Klassen, Doug and Susan Osmun. According to her wishes cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will take place Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11:00 AM at Journey Family Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Gobles Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com. The family suggests memorials be made to a humane society of the donor's choice or Great Lakes Hospice.