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Edward Darold Henson, 90, of Lincoln,
died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at 7:35 p.m. at his home.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln.
His graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at New Union Cemetery, with Tim Searby officiating.
Military rites will be
conducted by American Legion Post 263.
was employed by Lincoln Community High School for 33
years. He began as a janitor and bus driver and
retired as the director of buildings, grounds, and
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II,
serving in three campaigns in the European Theater.
He received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple
Edward Darold Henson was born Sept. 17, 1918, in
Lincoln, to John and Ruth Ann Webb Henson. Darold
married Lydia Jane Wilson on Oct. 14, 1940. She
preceded him in death in 1978. He married Judy
Robinson on Feb. 14, 1988.
He is survived by his wife, of Lincoln; one
daughter, Linda Jane Nelson (and husband Jim) Perry
of Pasco, Wash.; one son, Darold Leigh Henson (and
his wife, Pat Hartman) of Springfield, Mo.; three
stepsons, Bobby, Billy and Brian Robinson; four
grandchildren, Davis (and Bessie) Nelson, Matt (and
Trish) Nelson, Kendra (and Max) Henson-Stroud and
Brandon Henson; and five great-grandchildren, Jacob,
Ainsley and Mikaela Nelson, and Connor and Ruby
He was a 1936 graduate of Lincoln Community High
School, where he was a member of the varsity
Darold enjoyed nature and was a lifelong, avid
fisherman, an LCHS sports fan and Boston Red Sox
fan. He also enjoyed metal detecting, especially for
His legacy is his loyalty to his country,
community and family.
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