CHENEY - Henry, Homer W., 95, retired oil production superintendent after 33 years working for Maurice L. Brown Oil Co., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2014. Born April 23, 1918, he was raised on a farm in Greenwood County. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and entered WWII. As a member of the 8th Army Air Force, 97th Bomb Group, 341 Squadron, he survived the crash of his B-17 and seven other aircraft on the ice cap of Greenland. Following his rescue and return to the states, he was assigned to the 13th Air Force, 14th Airdrome Squadron and fought in the Pacific Theater. He was among the armed forces that conducted battle campaigns in New Guinea, the Northern Solomon Islands and Bismarck Archipelago. Before being discharged in October of 1945, he was injured and received the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, the Middle Eastern Medal and the American Service Medal. He married Marie Elizabeth Staples of Presque Isle, Maine on Sept. 18, 1942, and for 41 years following the end of the war, they made their home in Cheney, Kan. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Bessie (Condit) Henry; sister, Treva and brother-in-law, Kenneth Tharp; sister, Juva and brother-in-law, Wayne Chamberlain. Survivors include his wife, Marie; sons, Don (Karla) Henry, Steve (Lana) Henry; grandchildren, Matthew (Genevieve) Henry, Katherine (Scott) Wilson, Meredith (Michael) DiPasquale, Lindsay (Andrew) Yockey, Micah (Sharon) Henry and Andrew Henry; along with seven great-grandchildren. Visitation with family 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, Wulf-Ast Mortuary, 911 Biermann St., Garden Plain; funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, Trinity United Christian Church, 416 Washington St., Cheney. Memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity United Christian Church, Cheney.
Wulf-Ast Mortuary - Garden Plain
911 Biermann Garden Plain, KS 67050
Published in The Wichita Eagle from Mar. 1 to Mar. 3, 2014