Donald M. Henshaw

October 15, 2021

Donald Maxon Henshaw, age 89, of Marysville, died Friday, October 15, 2021 at Brookdale Marysville. He was former Vice-President, Treasurer and General Manager for Kern & Kern. He also served as General Plant Manager for General Industries for four years, was associated with Como Plastics (PPG Industries) in Columbus, Indiana for 12 years and was a former employee with Quality Mill Supplies and Cummins Engine Company.
He was a longtime member of Marysville First United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher, an adult Disciples Bible study teacher and sang in the choir. He also led a Bible study at West Central Rehabilitation Center. A former member of the U-Co Industries Board, he was instrumental in the cooperation of U-Co clients and on-site plant employment.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and received a master’s degree in education/school administration from Indiana University. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War as an intercept controller.
He was born December 21, 1931 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Homer Maxon and Lillian Gertrude Sheets Henshaw. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Vivian M. Balmer Henshaw, whom he married August 17, 1957 in New Albany, Indiana; and a sister, Helen McDaniel.
He is survived by his son, Stephen (Kathryn) Henshaw of Marysville; his daughter, Deborah (Kevin) Fox of Lancaster; three grandchildren Elizabeth (Ben) Martens, Christopher (Rachel) Fox and Michelle (Jeff) Gregory; and seven great-grandchildren, Camden Hammond, Colson Hammond, Isaac Reincke, Addison Fox, Lauren Gregory, Aubri Gregory and Nolan Gregory.
The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Marysville First United Methodist Church. Rev. Peggy Hoy will officiate and interment will beside his wife at Mt. Herman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First United Methodist Church or The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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