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January 17, 2020
Clarence W. Henson, age 93, of Marysville, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at Bluebird Retirement Community. A 19-year associate of The Ohio Department of Transportation, he retired in 1993 as Lands and Buildings Superintendent. He was also a former associate of O. M. Scott and Sons. A five-year veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he served in the European Theater and the South Pacific. Clarence was recognized for his military service with an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. A member of Marysville Church of the Nazarene, he served his God all his life as a member of Gideons International, an evangelical Christian association which distributes the Holy Bible world-wide. He was also a member of Wickliffe Association, a Bible translation organization. His travel journeys included Australia where he reminisced his days in the Army. He also visited the Holy Lands. He enjoyed flower gardening and landscaping. A good listener, Clarence will be most remembered for his kindness and spirit of giving. He appreciated his neighbors and deeply loved being around his grandchildren. He will especially be remembered for his hospitality, his hearty laugh and his dedication to the Lord. He was born December 31, 1926 in Madison County to the late William and Emzy Eblin Henson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Edwards Henson; a son, Bill “Junior” Henson; and his siblings, Governor, Orman, Earl, Clifford, Leland, Louis, Cyrus, Roscoe, Eber, Opal, Mary and Odie. He is survived by his son, Jason (Stephanie) Stith of Marion; his grandchildren, Michelle Craig, Donna Whitehall, Stephanie Henson and Mark, Brandon, Emily and Morgan Stith; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives, including Darlene Liggett of Marysville. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Underwood Funeral Home with military honors conducted at 4:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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