Memorial services for Wahnita B. Henry, 89, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be in the Pioneer Cemetery on the West Campus of the University of Kansas. She died of congestive heart failure on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born January 3, 1920 in Circleville, OH, the daughter of Clarence R. & Rose Woolever Barnhart. She had lived in Lawrence since 1947.
Mrs. Henry received a B.S. in Education from Miami of Ohio in 1941. Following graduation, she taught school in Circleville, OH and worked in the Admissions Office at Ohio State University.
Mrs. Henry was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women, FZ Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, the No Name Study Club, the University Women’s Club, Women in Education and the American Association of Retired Persons.
She was married to Donald W. Henry on May 22, 1943 in Big Springs, TX. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1995.
Her survivors include a daughter, Judith Kay Henry, of Overland Park, KS, a son, David W. and wife, Jane Henry, of Lawrence and a brother, Glenn W. Barnhart of Dayton, OH. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan J. Newcomb in July 1989 and three brothers.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the First United Methodist Church or to The Breast Cancer Prevention Center (University of Kansas) and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolence may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com Subject: Henry