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Paul Richard Henry
05/09/1928 - 02/01/2023
Paul R. Henry, 94, of Seneca, Kansas died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Paul was born on May 9, 1928 to Anthony T. and Rose Vondenkamp Henry on a farm southeast of Seneca, Kansas, where he was raised with his six siblings. After attending Sts. Peter and Paul High School he worked for Davey Tree Service Company until joining the Army, serving his country from 1950 to 1952.
Paul married Josephine “Jody” M. Renne on February 14, 1953 at St Joseph’s Church in Shawnee, Kansas. Paul died just 13 days prior to the couple celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Paul owned and operated the Log Cabin Gas Station from 1953-1974. He also had a lawn business and he took great pride in being accomplished in maintaining lawns for his customers.
He was a member of and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Seneca Knights of Columbus Council 1769 and the Earle W. Taylor Post 21 of the American Legion in Seneca.
Paul was preceded in death by a grandson, Caleb Henry; his parents, Anthony and Rose; his brother, Eugene Henry; and sisters, Leta Tangeman and Dorothy Olberding.
He is survived by his wife, Jody; children, Charles (Joyce) Henry of Manhattan, Jackie (Mike) Heinen of Centralia, Sheryl (Darcy) Kunze of Randolph, Robert (Cyndi) Henry of Ninilchik, Alaska, Paula (Brian) Winkler of Marysville, Tony (Jan) Henry of Salina and Brad (Kami) Henry of Bend, Oregon; two brothers, Linus Henry of Weatherford, Texas and Bill Henry of Wyle, Texas; one sister, Joan Klier of Ocala, Florida; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great- grandchild.
A rosary will be prayed on Friday, February 10 at 7 P.M. at the Lauer Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in the Catholic Cemetery, with full military honors.
Memorials may be left to the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Building Fund, sent in care of the family.
A rosary will be prayed on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 7 P.M. at the Lauer Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 10 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in the Catholic Cemetery, with full military honors.
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So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing , I went to school and grew up with Tony , sometimes when we were hanging out at their house , Paul would come in and visit with us , seemed he always had a valuable life lesson to share , Paul was a very good man , he will be missed
My thoughts and prayers are with Jodi and all of the kids during this difficult time
Thank You Kevin.
My sympathy to all of Paul’s family. Paul and Jodi were always welcoming to Sheryl’s crazy loud friends when hosting a slumber party! Thanks for the great memories. God’s Peace, Chrys Kussman Engelke
Thank you very much Robert
Thank you Chrys… truth be told I think the folks enjoyed all the craziness of our friends!
We will miss you, Uncle Paul! What great joy you are with our Lord! Sooo many great memories and Dad (Bill Henry) has so many stories about his brother Paul!! Family, keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Give Aunt Jodi a big hug and kiss from me. Sending love and prayers!
Michelle Henry Nordmeyer
Jackie. So sorry to hear of your Dads passing
Paula and Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man and a good neighbor.
Aunt Jody and all my wonderful Henry cousins you all have been on my mind for the past several months and still are. Uncle Paul was a precious man and I am so thankful he always opened his home to us for reunions and many other get togethers. Love and prayers to you all.
Jody and all the Henry Children,
So sorry about the loss of Paul and your dad. So many good memories of long ago. I am thinking about all of you.
Thank You Connie!
So sorry for your loss Jackie, it’s so hard to say good bye but the memories you shared with your Dad will last a life time.
Thank you Patti!
You will be greatly missed Uncle Paul. I have so many great memories visiting you and Aunt Jody. Deepest condolences to you, Aunt Jody and family, we will keep you and family in our prayers. We love you all so much. Love, Scott, Rachel, and family
Jody, Jackie & Henry family,
So sorry to learn of Paul’s passing. Extend my sincere sympathy to you and your families!
Will be thinking of you today!
Mary Ann Heinen
Thank you Mary Ann
Thank you Rachel