June 7, 1930 ~ December 10, 2022

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Henrietta Creasman Hare, 92, wife of the late Richard Hare, departed this earthly life December 10, 2022, after a short period of declining health. A lifelong resident of Skyland, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Leona Lance Creasman and preceded in death by sisters Adelia Maxwell and Alice Lance; two granddaughters Julia Haynes and Ashley Hare.

Left to cherish her memories are her four children, Stan Hare (Brenda), Sandra McLendon (Larry), Patsy Robinson, and Cindy Lytle (Mike); six surviving grandchildren, Shelley Johnson (Gary), Adam McLendon (Joni), Monica Fowler (Charley), Nathan Hare (Staci), Briana Gilliam (Paul) and Kenzie Guzman (Chris); eleven great-grandchildren; a sister Carol Whitaker (Vollie), and many special nieces and nephews.

She was a strong woman of faith and a charter member of Arden First Baptist Church. Over the past 60 plus years, she was active in the church choir, Sunday School, missions, and outreach ministries.

Henny, as she was fondly known, loved to travel. She and her husband, Richard enjoyed many performances in Branson and were frequent beach goers. After his passing in 1993, she continued her ventures with many of her friends, always playing the role of travel coordinator and driver.

She loved to laugh, tell jokes, and lead the unsuspecting on many journeys. As a fearless leader, she was never afraid to try new things or go on a new adventure. A creative soul, she kept her family in beautiful handmade clothing, a home with tailored draperies and upholstered furniture crafted by her hands. She baked, cooked and canned with excellence.

As a true lover of the sun, she lived to be outdoors – sunbathing, raking leaves, mowing and beautifying her yard. She loved babies and would often approach mothers in the supermarket asking to hold their baby – who were immediately mesmerized by her. Pedicures with toe rings, gospel music, a shiny clean car, and an immaculate house made her happy. Most of all, she loved her Lord and Savior and prayed for her family, desiring that they all join her in heaven by putting their faith in Christ.

A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, December 18 at 2pm in the Chapel at Groce Funeral Home, Lake Julian, 72 Long Shoals Road, Arden NC. Visitation with the family will follow immediately after the service. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Henrietta’s favorite charities: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone NC 28607, samaritanspurse.org or Hearts With Hands, PO Box 6444, Asheville, NC 28816, heartswithhands.org.

Services

Memorial Service: December 18, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Visitation: December 18, 2022 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. Patsy & Siblings… I’m sorry for your loss but her witness gives us all hope for the future. As you celebrate the birth of our Saviour and the life your Mother lived, may you find peace in knowing that she is with Him.

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  2. Henney was my landlord. She was always good to me and all of her tenants. She made us feel like part of the family and was always willing to help out in any way possible. Henney will be greatly missed.

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  3. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at the death of your sweet Mom. There are many who are there with her, hugging and welcoming her “Home”!

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  4. Like all privileged to have known this beautiful lady, I was saddened to learn of Henrietta’s passing and have kept the family close in thought and prayer during this time of personal loss and adjustment. Her time on earth was a distinctive gift to all of us, and in our mourning, we balance the tears of sorrow with the tears of joy, and mix the bitter with the sweet in death and life. But beyond the sadness and loss we now feel, we also hold a sense of intense privilege and gratitude for having shared a part of her life. Henrietta was a flame that flickered for a short time before quietly ceasing to burn at the precise moment God gathered her into His loving arms. She was a dear pilgrim who reached journey’s end and departed this earth to rest, to touch the face of God, gone to accept reward for her obedience and to be wonderfully reunited with those preceding her in what had to have been a most exhilarating moment. The time has arrived to let the physical dimension of our relationship go, so that we can focus and hold in our memory what her life has meant to all of us and to each of us. With deep emotion in our hearts, and with love that knows no bounds, we bid farewell to a departed mother, grandmother, and friend. But death only ends a life here on earth; death does not end a relationship. As we engage in the process of bidding farewell to a departed matriarch, she will live forever in all of our hearts. And, as consolation, what the heart once cherished, it will never lose. In taking solace in God’s grace and love, the family now has a very special angel watching over you. I trust that peace from the memories of love shared comfort you now and will continue so in the days ahead.

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  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mother,Grandmother, and Great-grandmother, was a great lady. She lived a great life, and was loving and very sweet to everyone. I’m thinking of the family at this time.

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  6. Stan and Family,
    Im so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing and and wanted to offer my heartfelt condolences. May she rest in peace.

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