|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1912|
|Death: ||May 4, 2004|
Izola Lorene Henson, daughter of Ray Warren and Mellie Phillips Burd, was born September 24 1912, near Long Lane, Missouri. She departed this life Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Doctors Hospital, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of ninety-one years, seven months, and ten days.
On March 18, 1933, she was united in marriage to Gail G. Henson, and to this union two daughters and two sons were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gail, on November 24, 1983; a brother, Cecil Warren Burd; and a sister, Enola Burd.
Izola is survived by two sons, Dean Henson, and his wife, Linda, and J.W. Henson, and his wife, Sherry, all of Conway, Missouri; two daughters, Merylene Malzahn, and her husband, Dave, and JoAn Moore, and her husband, Ken, all of Woodland Park, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Julie Dampier-Cook, of Phoenix, Arizona, Dennis Henson, of Springfield, Missouri, Trey Everett, of Mexico, Missouri, Tammie Dampier, of Chicago, Illinois, Angie Dampier, of Marshall Islands, Lynette Cox, of Springfield, Missouri, Shalyn Howe, of Phillipsburg, Missouri, and Melanie Dampier, of Conway, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Josh and Anna Cox, Maddie and Zoe Everett, and Sophie and Clair Howe; two brothers, Loyal Burd, and Ray Burd, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Long Lane, Missouri; a sister, Nell Price, of Mount Vernon, Missouri; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
She was born and raised in the Long Lane community, where she attended school. After she and Gail were married, they owned and operated Bungalow Inn on Route 66 from 1936 until 1946. They then made their home on their farm near Conway from 1946 until 1981. Besides helping Gail with the farm work, Izola also was a devoted and hardworking homemaker and they lovingly raised their children. Later, they moved into Lebanon and made their home during their retirement years.
Izola made her profession of faith in Christ at an early age and was involved in a church since she was nine years old. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Lebanon, and had attended Second Freewill Baptist Church.
While her children were in school, she was very active in the P.T.A. and all school activities. She also was a volunteer Pink Lady at Breech Regional Medical Center for nine years. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and growing beautiful flowers, and liked to go fishing. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
Izola was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and her accomplishments and will cherish the wonderful memories she created for her family and friends.
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Feb 15, 2008
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