Dale Eugene Henson, age 81 of Nevada, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Medicalodges in Nevada, MO.
Dale was born February 13, 1941 in Cliquot, MO to Oren “Stanley” Henson and Cordia “Cordie” Virginia (Hensley) Henson. He graduated with Nevada High School class of 1959.
He married Kathryn “June” LaDue on September 23, 1961 and they were blessed with three children: James Dale, Suzan Dalette, and John Steven.
After graduating, Dale moved to Kansas City, MO and worked for several months at Hallmark Card. He then took his ‘favorite’ job with (Roy) Phillips Standard Service in Kansas City, MO which later moved to Overland Park, KS. He held this job until returning to Nevada, MO 1969. He then began working for TheVolkswagen Co. in Nevada, MO before purchasing service station; Dale’s Standard. After operating it for a few years he sold the station and went to work at 3M, retiring in 2000.
Soon after retiring he then spent several years working for, helping out, and really enjoying the Mennonite folks in the Rich Hill, MO area.
After June retired December 2006 they became ‘Arizona Snowbirds’ and spent 5 months each winter in Las Colinas RV Park in Casa Grande, AZ area. For several years they also had several booths in flea markets selling Blackberry Farms jams and jellies, pickles and apple butter and everything else the Mennonites made.
Dale is survived by his wife, June, and their three children; James Dale Henson, of the home; Suzan (Greg) York, Alamo, TX; and John Steven (Maryann Koehn) Henson; Three grandchildren: Kyrsti Breckenridge (Justin Wright), Kyler Henson & Kayte Henson; Three Great-Grandchildren: Korben & Killian Breckenridge and Madelynn Rose Wright; all of Nevada. Dale is also survived by four sisters, Mary Virginia (Darrell) O’Hair, Margie (Kenny) Phillips, Fort Scott, KS); Barbara (Monty) Gordon, Moundville, MO and Debbie (Terry) Carlson, Milo, MO. One sister-in-law, Helen (LaDue) Armstrong of Nevada, one brother-in-law, Samuel LaDue (Sheron) of Parker, CO. Dale has more than 25 nieces and nephews, and LOADS of good friends all over the country.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley & Cordie Henson, and five brothers-in-laws: Jerry LaDue, Dan LaDue, Harry LaDue, Thom LaDue & Keith Armstrong.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 4th from 5:00-6:00pm. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th at 1:30 p.m. with Pastors Greg York and Adam Gordon officiating. Both will be held at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO.
Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Cliquot, MO.