Mr. Duane Lowell Henson

August 9, 1936 ~ March 26, 2021 (age 84)


Mr. Duane Lowell Henson, 84, formerly of Pawnee, IL passed from this life at 3:45 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

He was born in Divernon, IL August 9, 1936 the son of Harold R. and Freda (Boston) Henson.  Duane married Rita Ann Clark of Taylorville, IL on September 5, 1959 at St. Mary’s Church in Pawnee, IL.  They enjoyed 51 years of marriage before she preceded him in death April 11, 2011.

Duane was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pawnee then later St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6379 in Pawnee.  He served in the U. S. Army from February 1957 to February 1959 and retired as a face boss from Peabody Mine #10.  Mr. Henson greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children: Marlene (Greg) Howard of Pawnee, IL., Michael (Teri) Henson of Bulverde, TX., Mary (Scott) Dambacher of Divernon, IL., Matthew (Renee) Henson of Pawnee, IL., Monica Henson of Waverly, IL., Marcella (Donald) Farley of Riverton, IL., 9 grandchildren Erica, Marissa, Larry, Miranda, Danielle, Mitchell, Dawson, Maxwell, and Mila with 7 great-grandchildren, Jacee, Jordyn, Jacob, Miley, Cortez, Jayden, and Davina along with a sister Dixie Edge of Roseville, CA and nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita, and 2 children Theresa and Thomas a brother Harold Henson, JR., and a sister Delores Flynn.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL.  Fr. Anthony Swamy Choppraw will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pawnee, IL.  Memorial Visitation for Mr. Duane L. Henson will be held for 2 hours before his services at Masterson’s in Kincaid.  Condolences may also be left at

Memorial contributions in loving memory of Mr. Duane L. Henson are suggested to: the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516 – Topeka, KS – 66675-8516 or the American Stroke Foundation 5900 Swope PKWY – Kansas City, MO 64130 or the Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011   

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