Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dorothy Irene (Reaves) Henry, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at her home.

She was born May 9, 1922, in Leadwood, the daughter of Joseph Walter and Edna Mae (Barrett) Reaves. Most of her life was spent in Kirkwood and Webster Groves areas.

She was a graduate of Kirkwood High School and Rubicom Business School. She was an elementary school secretary for many years in Kirkwood and Webster Groves.

On April 23, 1945, in Kirkwood, she married Clement Dunham Henry, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1992. The couple had one son, Dunham "Dunie" R. Henry.

The Henrys moved to Shell Knob in 1979. She was a member and financial secretary of Central Community United Methodist Church and the S.O.L.O.'s.

She is survived by her son and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Jean; and a brother, Walter.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Central Community United Methodist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Barry Fielder will conduct the services.

Contributions may be made to Central Community United Methodist Church building fund in her memory.

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