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Melvin Henry

December 27, 1948 — March 8, 2015

Melvin W. Henry, 66, of Normal, IL passed away at 6:31 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.

He was born on December 27, 1948 in Bloomington, IL to Melvin Ellis and Mamie J. Woolridge Henry. He married Ronalee Janssen in 2005 in Las Cruces, NM. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Christopher (Lisa) Henry of Normal, IL; three step-children, Barbara (Kent) Walden of Eureka, IL; Brian (Trish) Boertlein of Danvers, IL; Brenda (Sean ) Musgrave of Eureka, IL; two sisters, Cheryl (Jeff) Schrader of Bloomington, IL; Pam (Ron) Ratcliff of Arizona; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Navy veteran, Melvin served his country during the Vietnam War.

He worked as a postal carrier for Bloomington-Normal retiring in 2003. He enjoyed fishing and leather crafts.

A memorial grave side service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Pastor Jennie Churchman will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Graveside services

MAR 13. 2:00 PM (CDT)

Olio Twp
Eureka, IL

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