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Margaret Henby
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha native , KS

Hiawatha  native Margaret J. Henby 93, of Decatur, IL passed away at 9:50 p.m., Thursday, November 30. 2017, in Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Mt. Zion.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017, in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Kansas.  Rev. Nancy Tuma, of  the First Presbyterian Church in Hiawatha, will officiate.   Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, KS will be assisting the family with services. Memorials may be made to the Golden K (Kiwanis) of Decatur Scholarship Fund.  

Mrs. Henby was born March 29, 1924, in Hiawatha, KS the daughter of Tonie and Emilie (Hansen) Torkelson.  She married Wendell F. Henby on January 1, 1947.  He preceded her in death on February 26, 2014.  Mrs. Henby was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she served on the Board of Deacons of the United Presbyterian Women.  She had served as the Past President of the All States Club and was a former member of South Side Country Club and the Decatur Genealogical Society.

Surviving are her niece: Phyllis Grzywinski of Bartlett, IL; nephew: Larry Cannon of Omaha, NE; niece: Doris Hawkins of Richfield, MN; nephew: Glenn (Jane) Boyd of Duncanville, TX; niece: Edwina (Steve) Glass of Lawrence, KS; niece: Peggy Antonson of Newberg, OR; nephew: Bernard Torkelson of Buckley, WA; special friends: Stephen (Susan) Rayhill of Mt. Zion, IL; and Sharon (Kevin) Peabody of Taylorville, IL.

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