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Marvin Eugene "Gene" Henson

October 3, 1930 October 29, 2018
Marvin Eugene "Gene" Henson
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Obituary for Marvin Eugene "Gene" Henson

Marvin Eugene “Gene” Henson, age 88, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 9:22 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born October 3, 1930 in Mesa, Arizona, the son of Jack and Faye (Chiles) Henson.

Gene was a 1948 graduate of Pierce City High School in Pierce City, Missouri and served in the Army National Guard for 23 years. He worked for Empire District Electric Company retiring after 42 years and was a member of the Aurora Police Auxiliary. He was ordained as a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Webb City, Missouri and he was a member of the Aurora First Baptist Church for over 50 years, where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and a member of the choir for many years.

On July 2, 1954, he married Dorothy Crawford in Pierce City.

Gene is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy; one daughter, Nita Selvey and her husband, Tony, of Ash Grove, Missouri; two sons, Dennis Henson and his wife, Terri, of Pleasant Hope, Missouri and David Henson and his wife, Traci, of Aurora; one brother, Perry Henson of Longview, Washington; two sisters, Erma Motley and Helen Atkinson, both of Union, Missouri; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, Jack and Faye Henson, infant daughter, Debra Henson and sister, Wilma Sparkman, preceded him in death.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Aurora. Burial will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 5:00–6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in the funeral home chapel.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home in care of the First Baptist Church, PO Box 326 Aurora, MO 65605.

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Visitation

Wednesday

31

Oct

5:00 PM 10/31/2018 5:00:00 PM - 6:30 PM 10/31/2018 6:30:00 PM
Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home

303 S. Jefferson Ave.
Aurora, MO 65605

Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home
303 S. Jefferson Ave. Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

1

Nov

11:00 AM 11/1/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Aurora

First Baptist Church of Aurora, MO
Aurora, MO 65712

First Baptist Church of Aurora
First Baptist Church of Aurora, MO Aurora 65712 MO
United States

Burial

Thursday

1

Nov

12:00 PM 11/1/2018 12:00:00 PM
Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora

2 W Prospect St
Aurora, MO 65605

Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora
2 W Prospect St Aurora 65605 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora Final Resting Place

2 W Prospect St
Aurora, MO 65605

2 W Prospect St Aurora 65605 MO
United States
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