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.