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WOMEN WHO INSPIRE Henrietta Parram Another honoree, 80-year-old Henrietta Parram of North St. Louis, is a master gardener, and volunteers by creating community gardens, organizing beautification projects, and sharing her love of gardening with others. The woman affectionately known as "Mrs. Hen" educates community members on the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as provides hands-on instruction on how to grow food. She also volunteers with the Lewis Place Neighborhood and Foundation Park Neighborhood associations to unite people, educate youth, and improve conditions and promote opportunities for everyone. In addition, she gives of her time at Southside Wellness Center and in a neighborhood after-school program for children, bringing along healthy snacks and offering tutoring and homework help. She has been a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for 71 years. Others lauded as Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans include: The Rev. Dr. Jack Batten, Sister Judith Ann Bell, FSM, Don Carlson, Dr. Will and Hellen Carpenter, Louis Cohen, Dr. Arthur Gale, Raymond Hoffstetter, Dr. Ira Kodner, Norman and Joan Krumrey, Ernest Kretschmar, Judy Luepke, Arthur McDonnell, Judith Roberts, Dr. Earl Schultz, Bill Siedhoff, Robert Snyder and Bernice Thompson. St. Andrew’s created the Ageless Remarkable Saint Louisans concept in 2003 as a way to recognize individuals who are dedicating their “golden years” to bettering the region through continuing careers, advocating for issues that are close to their heart, and volunteering their time and talents to a range of important charitable initiatives. For a complete list of this year’s honorees and their bios, visit gazellestl.com. Barbara Gehringer SAVVY I SOPHISTICATED I SASSY 93