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Jeff "Bear" HensonJeffrey L. âBearâ Henson, 64, of Eaton, Ohio, formerly of the Fountain City area, passed away on Friday, October 16, at the Eaton-Preble County Medical Center.
Jeff was born on February 10, 1951 in Muncie, Indiana to Paul C. and Pauline White Henson, both of whom preceded him in death. Jeff was a 1969 graduate of Northeastern High School and later studied through the Indiana Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to become a journeyman electrician. He had formerly worked as an electrician at Reid Hospital.
Jeff enjoyed his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a gardener and enjoyed riding his tractor to visit with his neighbors. He also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and grilling and smoking meat. He was an avid card player, often playing with his friends in the card club at Lakengren and at VFW Post 1577 in Camden, Ohio, where he was a member.
Jeff will be missed by his wife of 42 years, Mary Nufrio Henson, who he married on June 2, 1973; his daughter & son-in-law, Emily & Anthony Cruz; son & daughter-in-law, Adam & Lacey Henson; three grandchildren, Josie Cruz, Lyla Henson and Adalyn Henson; brother & sister-in-law, Paul J. & Sandy Henson; niece, Shannon Woods and her husband, John; great-nephew, Theo and his canine companion, Matthew.
Jeff will be remembered in a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to VFW Post 1577, PO Box 11, Camden, OH 45311 or the charitable organization of the donorâs choice.
SORRY TO HEAR OF JEFF'S PASSING,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY,@THIS TIME.
Steve Hickey Oct 24 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry Mary!!Love and prayers for you and your family!!!!
Linda Tegeler Oct 23 2015 12:00 AM
I will miss Jeff and the joking around. Many good times in High School.
David Sparks Family Oct 22 2015 12:00 AM
Nancy and I are very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I will always remember his sense of humor and Nancy was in the wedding as a flower girl. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Paula and Nancy Nufrio Oct 21 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Henson family
I'm so sorry to hear that Jeff is gone, his smile and his laugh will be missed by all that knew him. You are all in my prayers.
Sue (Jeffries) Robinson Oct 21 2015 12:00 AM
Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time in your life.
Mike & Linda Reynolds Oct 20 2015 12:00 AM
Mary I am so sorry to hear of Jeffs passing. I loved to talk with him in the halls or as he was working on work orders at Reid. May the comfort of God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jo Hill Oct 19 2015 12:00 AM
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The Instructors and students of Seigo Academy send our sympathies for the loss in your family.
James Rogers Oct 19 2015 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. What a great guy, and we will always remember the fun we had as classmates. We will be thinking about all of you. Mark and Patty Franklin
Patty Franklin Oct 19 2015 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jeff. I often think about the times we had in Williamsburg playing baseball and all. He will be missed greatly.
Rick Carey Oct 18 2015 12:00 AM