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May 27, 1995


Memorial services for Donald W. Henry, 76, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Virgil Brady officiating. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery.

Mr. Henry died Friday, May 26, 1995, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. He was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Beaver Dam, Wis., the son of Joseph W. and Helen Campbell Henry.

Mr. Henry was an associate professor from 1947 to 1984 in the Health and Physical Education Department at Kansas University. He had lived in Lawrence since 1947.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 1942 and a master's degree in education in 1947 from Ohio State University. He did additional academic work at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II. He was a former prisoner of war in Germany and was a member of the American Ex-POW Assn. He was a member of Dorsey Liberty Post. No. 14 of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans in Lawrence.

Mr. Henry was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. He was a member of Kansas and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He also was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, education honor fraternities Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi, the Douglas County Retired Teachers Assn. and a member of the American Red Cross Board in Lawrence for more than 30 years.

He married Wahnita Barnhart on May 22, 1943, in Big Springs, Tex. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, David W., Olathe; a daughter, Judith Kay Henry, Overland Park; and a brother, Ross W., Warren, Ohio. A daughter, Susan J. Newcomb, died July 27, 1989.

The family suggest memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Presbyterian Manor or the Don Henry Award Fund established with the Kansas University Endowment Association. Contributions may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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