Edwin Henson obit photoEdwin T. Henson, age 84, of Xenia, IL died at 5:25 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at his home in Xenia.

Edwin was a lifelong farmer and drove a school bus for 21 years.  In addition he served 42 years on the Clay Electric Co-Op Board, was on the Garden Hill Township Board of Trustees, and was a Xenia Fire Protection District Trustee and helped build the firehouse.   A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he earned his G.E.D. at age 77.

He is survived by his wife: Norma Jane (Childers) Henson of Xenia; a daughter: Brenda (Arnold) Dutcher of Springfield; a son: David (Carolyn) Henson of Carmi; a foster son: Les (Stacy) Higgason of Flora; 2 brothers: Gerome (Nora) Henson of Orchardville and Bob (Wanda) Henson of Perris, CA; a sister: Louise (Lee) Hickox of Flora; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Edwin Henson will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Xenia United Methodist Church with burial in Powers Cemetery near Xenia.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Xenia Volunteer Fire Department or to Xenia United Methodist Church.

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