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Euke E. Henson
Date: Mar 1991
Obit: 1. Euke E. Henson 89, formerly of Adrian died at 6:55 A.M. Sunday
(March 3, 1991) in the Lamoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville, where
Born March 14, 1901, in Simpson County, Ky., Mrs. Henson was the son
of Clark and Darthula Wilson Henson. He married Retta F. King Jan. 23,
1943, in Carthage. She survives.
A retired carpenter, Mr. Henson worked in Hancock County for many
years and was a member of the Christian Church in Burnside.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) Stephens of
Portland, Tenn., and Mrs. Leon (Geneva) Boyer of Adrian; six sons, Leroy
"Pete" Henson, Larry "Diz" Henson and Howard Henson, all of Nauvoo, Howard
Henson(should be Harold) of Niota, Joe Henson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and
Lawrence "Pete" Henson of Adrian; a brother, Clifton "Dick" Henson of
Carmen; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four
Mr. Henson was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, a
daughter, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 10 A.M. Wednesday in the Lamporte
Funeral Home in Carthage by the Rev. Brad Fangman. Burial will be in the
Thornber Cemetery at Powellton.
Visitation will be held after 1 P.M. Tuesday with family meeting
friends from 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday and Wednesday until time of services in
the funeral home in Carthage. A Memorial fund has been established.
Clark Edgar Henson
Newspaper: Franklin Favorite; Date: Jul 1977
Obit: . Services were held Sunday at McKendree Chapel Church for Clark
Edgar Henson with Rev. Hobart Cook and Rev. Carl McCubbin officiating.
Burial was in McKendree Chapel Cemetery.
Henson, age 92, of La Harpe, Illinois died Thursday morning at
Carthage, Illinois after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Simpson
County and the son of the Late Lon and Darthula Wilson Henson.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Agnes Carter Henson of La Harpe,
Ill.; two sons James Henson, Plymouth, Ill. and Donald Henson of Milton,
Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Elvin Hallmark, New Boston, Ill.; two sisters,
Mrs. Katie Stevens, Portland, Tn. and Mrs. Cora Taylor of Bucyrus, Ohio;
two brothers, Euke Henson Adrian, Ill. and Clifton Henson, Carmen, Ill. 16
grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
from Franklin Favorite, Franklin Kentucky
Mary Agnes Carter Henson
Newspaper: Hancock County Jouranl Pilot, Carthage, Illinois; Date:
Obit: 1. Mrs. Agens Henson, 83, passed away at 9:25 P.M. Friday, April
15, 1983, at the La Harpe Extended Care Facility.
She was born April 20, 1899, in Jackson County, Tennessee, to Dock and
Isabelle Roberts Carter. She married Edgar Henson at Mitchellville,
Tenn., Jan2, 1915. He died June 30, 1977.
Surviving are two sons, James D. of Plymouth and Donald of Westmorland,
Ten., one daughter Thula Hallmark of New Boston, Ill., one sister Pearl
McCarty of Dowds, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and one
Funeral services were held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, April 19, 1983, at McKendree
Chapel Franklin, Kentucky. Burial was in McKendree Chapel Cemetery. The
family met with friends for 7 to 9 Sunday Evening at the Banks and Beals
Funeral Home in La Harpe.
James Douglas Henson
Newspaper: Hancock County Journal Pilot; Date: Dec 1983
Obit: James D. Henson, 64, of Plymouth, passed away at 9:05 A.M.
Saturday, Dec. 24, 1983, in Keokuk Convalescent Center in Keokuk, Iowa.
Mrs. Hinson was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Simpson County, Ky., the son of
Clark and Mary Agnes Carter. He married Betty Boyer on Aug. 15, 1942, in
Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
Mr. Henson farmed and was employed by Sheller-Globe Co. in Keokuk. He was
a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Baptist faith, Plymouth
Masonic Lodge #286 A.F. & A.M., Quincy Consistory, Mohammad Shrine Temple
in Peoria, Plymouth Chapter #38 Order of Eastern Star, Plymouth American
Legion Post #912, Carthage V.F.W., and 40&8 Club in Macomb.
Also surviving are a son, Johnnie Duane Henson of Cheket, Wis., three
daughters, Mrs. Connie Breeden of Plymouth, Mrs. Andrea Herriman of Dallas
City and Mrs. Rose Ann Carle of Denver, Colo., a brother, Donald Henson
of Knox City, Mo,, a sister Mrs. Thula Hallmark of New Boston, Ill. and
He was preceded in death by a brother and grandson.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1983 in Hamilton
Funeral Home, in Plymouth, conducted by Rev. Jeff Nelson and Charles
Ferguson. Burial was in the Moss Ridge Cemetery at Carthage.
Darthula Willavene Henson Hallmark
Date: Mar 2005
Obit: 1. Thula Hallmark, 82, of Aledo, formerly of New Boston, passed
away on Monday, March 7,2005 at Mercer County Hospital in Aledo.
Mr. Hallmark was born in Allen County, Kentucky on October 9, 1922 the
daughter of Ed and Agnes Carter Henson. she married Claude King on March
10, 1939 in Carthage. She later married Elvin Hallmark on April 15, 1960
Thula graduated from Burlington Beauty Academy and owned and operated
her own beauty shop in Seaton and later in her home near New Boston.
She enjoyed gardening, reading and weaving rugs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, L. C. Henson of
Biggsville and J. D. Henson of Plymouth; 1 son, Robert King of Indianola,
Iowa and 2 infant grandchildren.
Survivors include 4 sons; Jim King, of La Harpe, Tom King of Aledo,
Tim King and Lindsey King, both of Burlington, Iowa; 21 grandchildren and
Ms. Hallmark deeded her body to the University of Iowa Hospitals for
scientific research; there will be no services.
Dennison Funeral Home of Aledo is in charge of the arrangements.
"Donald" Smith Henson
Newspaper: Hancock County Journal Pilot; Date: Mar 2005
Obit: . Daniel S. "Don" Henson, 77, of
Webster, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Memorial Hospital in
He was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Franklin, Ky., the son of Edgar Clark and
Mary Agnes Carter Henson. He first married Joan Scanlan in 1950. She
died on Dec. 15, 1986. On Nov. 26, 1987, he married Viola Shipman
McConnell in Webster.
He is survived by his wife, Viola; one daughter, Linda (Dean) Heard of
Queen City, Mo., two sons, Danny Henson of Peoria and Jamie (Sydney)
Henson of La Plata, Mo., four step-children, Fred (Pat) McConnell of
Fairview, Mont., Terry (Brenda) McConnell of Colchester, Elaine Gates of
Colchester, and Rodney (Heike) McConnell of Bartlow, Fla., four
grandchildren, Maggie, Vicki, Joan Grace and Donald Lee, six
step-grandchildren, Fred, Khris, Kathy, David, Matthew and Daniell, four
great-grandchildren Sarah, Joan, Whitney, Zachary and Laurabeth.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; one step-daughter, Kathy
McConnell; one sister, Thula Willavene Hallmark, two brothes, L.C. and J.D,
Henson, and his parents.
Mr. Henson served in the US Army during World War II. He farmed most
of his life, raised horses and enjoyed woodworking.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 19, at the McKendree's
Chapel Cemetery in Franklin, Ky
Lon "L.C." Henson
Obit: A Biggsville man was fatally injured Friday night in a 1-car
accident on a slippery highway north of Bringhurst.
Edgar L. C. Henson, 43, was killed about 11:45 P.M. when he apparently
lost control of his auto and the trailer it was pulling as he was driving
north on Ill. 116-94 in a rainstorm.
State police reported that Henson's car sideswiped a bridge which
crosses a creek 1 1/2 miles north of Stronghurst, with a piece of the
bridge railing piercing the car. The vehicle bounced off the bridge and
skidded ___ feet off the right shoulder of the highway.
Sketch of Life
Friday was Mr. Henson's 43rd birthday, he was born Aug. 5, 1917, at
Trammel, Ky., the son of Clark Edgar and Mary Carter Henson now residents
of Fountain Green. He was married to Isabelle Stauffer of Dallas City at
Burlington, Iowa, in November 1936.
Surviving are the wife and parents; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene Ray of
Kirkwood, Karen Yvonnie, Louetta Clare and Mary Jane, at home; a son Pfc
Edward Lawrence, stationed with the Army in Germany; two brothers, James
Douglas of Plymouth and Donald Smith Henson of Powersville, Mo., a sister
Mrs. Thula Hallmark of Dallas City and a grandson.
Funeral services are pending at Sederwall Funeral Home, Biggsville.
Date: Feb 1943
Obit: Flordia Henson was born September 23, 1878, and departed life on
February 23, 1945.
She was united in marriage to John Henson at age of 17 yrs. To this union
was born two children, Bluford and Zettie., after his departure in later
years, she married to John Ramsey, to them was born one child, Ima Jewell.
She professed faith in Christ at an early age, and united with the general
baptist church at State Line, and lived a faithful Christian life until
She leaves to mourn her loss one son Bluford, and one daughter, Ima Jewell
York, 5 grand children, 2 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and
a host of relatives and friends.
A loving mother from us has gone. The voice we loved is still. A
place is vacant in our house, which never can be filled.
William Fletcher Henson
Date: Apr 1952
Obit: . Services for Fletcher Henson, who died Monday moring at his home
in the Rapids Community, were held Tuesday afternoon at the State Line
Baptist Church. He was 71.
Mr. Henson, a native of Simpson county and the son of the late Clark
and Darthula Wilson Henson, died after a long illness.
Officiating at the services were the Rev. Hobart Cook, pastor of the
Salmons General Baptist Church. Burial was in the State Line Church
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sophis Lovelady Henson; two sons, James
Henson, Indianapolis and Tom Henson, Adrian, Illinois; four daughters,
Mrs. Evan Hunter and Mrs. Mercury Allen, both of Simpson County; Mrs. A.
O. Taylor, Indianapolis and Mrs. Willie Hoy Taylor, Adolphus; two sisters;
Mrs. Katie Stephens, Portland, Tenn., and Mrs. Ernest Taylor, Bucyrus,
Ohio; four brothers; Larkin Henson, Mitchellville, Edgar Henson, Dallas
City, Ill., Eukley and Clifton Henson, Adrian, Illinois
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