Kenneth J. Henderson

Kenneth Joseph Henderson, age 86, of Maryville, IL, born September 20, 1927, passed away at 3:10pm on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at University Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Edwardsville, IL.

Kenneth retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a sales representative. He was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Maryville, IL.  He was a past member of St. Angela Merici in Florissant, MO, where he was actively involved in the church as an usher and volunteer.  He was also a member of the Traffic Club of St. Louis, Inc.  He enjoyed his spare time bowling and playing golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Irene nee Chavaux Henderson; his wife, Juanita nee Price Henderson; and a brother, Russell Francis Henderson.

He is survived by two sons, James Henderson of Maryville, IL, and Daniel Henderson of St. Louis, MO, two daughters, Karen (Gregg) Hangge of Boulder, CO, and Kathy (Christopher) Weir of Maryville, IL, one brother, Leeland Henderson of St. Louis, MO, seven grandchildren, Joseph Hangge, Jill (Chris) Hasson, Jonathan Hangge, Jacob Hangge, Lauren Weir, Ian Weir, and Kellen Weir, and one great grandchild, Tyler Hasson.  He is also survived by his companion of 30 years, Shirley Exner of Florissant, MO.

Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:00am Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mother of Perpetual Help Church, 200 North Lange, Maryville, IL, with Father Joseph Havrilka celebrant. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.                                               

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities in Kenneth’s honor.  Memorials will be received at the funeral home.

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