Martin “Mutt” Hooper Henry

Martin Hooper Henry, “Mutt”, 87, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Sunrise of Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, in Lawrence, Kansas. Private inurnment at Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas will be on December 8th.

Mutt was born September 20, 1928 in Mt. Zion Township, Illinois, the son of Walter Reeves Henry and Beryl (Hooper) Henry. He married Jeanette Mae Hambrecht of Argenta, Illinois on December 9, 1950. She passed away on January 27, 2004. He attended Millikin University and the University of Kansas. He served as a Naval Aviator for 24 years retiring as a Commander. He and Jeanette moved to Lawrence from Naples, Italy in 1972. He then enjoyed a second career with the Kansas University Endowment Association, retiring as Senior Vice President for Property Management in 1994. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his children Janet Hodges, Philip Henry and Stephen Henry; his brother David R. Henry; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Richard and Robert.

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  1. Bob in Overland Park, Kansas on November 13, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I am grateful for the life of Commander (Ret.) Henry. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  2. The Robinsons on November 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    My condolences on the loss of your father.

    Through the years, I have heard many stories about Mutt from Mort and Nancy Robinson, usually with a smile or a laugh. Nancy passed in 2000 so I am sure, she and Mort will be ready to swap more stories with Mutt!

    with sympathy

  3. Patty Murphy Scheible on December 9, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I was very fortunate to know Commander and Mrs. Henry and Stephen in Naples-Possilipo in 1971-72. They very generously let me stay with them during my junior year of high school. My family lived an hour north in Gaeta and there wasn’t a school. Had it not been for the Henry’s, I’d have attending boarding school further north. Living with them was a very happy experience and they were so upbeat, their apartment overlooking the bay of Naples filled with lovely art. They were wonderful people and made me feel so at home. When I looked for them recently I was saddened to see that Commander Henry had lived so close to me and had just passed away. My condolences to the Henry Family.

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