Henry Kenyon of Perry


Funeral services for Henry Kenyon, 12, of Perry will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Perry Performing Arts Center. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Auditorium. A private family burial will be held in Violet Hill Cemetery Thursday.

Henry passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa.

Henry Dylan Kenyon was born to Paul and Amber (Parkhurst) Kenyon on May 11, 2007, in Boone, Iowa.

He was a seventh grade student at Perry Community Schools.

Henry was a friendly, energetic boy who loved people and was loved back by all who knew him.

He was a true Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoyed watching them play on television with his family. However, he also enjoyed throwing in a “Go Cyclones” tease every now and again.

He loved checking the Super Doppler Radar on KCCI.com and reporting the weather.

Henry’s happiness was contagious, he said the funniest things, and he could make anyone smile.

Henry is survived by his parents, Paul and Amber Kenyon of Perry; brothers, Brandon, Conner, and Zachary Kenyon; sisters, Haileigh (Ludvin Mejia) and Emma Kenyon; grandparents, Don and Robin Parkhurst and Margo and Chuck Nelson; great-grandparents, Jim and Bev Nelson and Betty Larson; aunts and uncles, Dylan (LaShanda) Parkhurst, Jaime (Tyler) Droegmiller, Dean Parkhurst, Albert (Marsha) Johns, Peter Gelbowitz, James (Janene) Johns, Darla (J. L.) Cox, Larry (Tamara) Benedict, Mary (Terry) Kimberly, Patty (William) Biondi, Keith (Margie) Kenyon, Linda (Tom) Nevitt, Carol (Ben) Fox, Laurie (Bill) Morgan, Kimberly (Larry) Goodman, Jeff (Cheryl) Kenyon, Susan (Ron) Smith and Mary Kenyon; and many cousins and friends.

Henry is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lauren and Pat Kenyon; great-grandfather, Jim Larsen; aunt, Debbie Gelbowitz; and uncle, David Kenyon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Henry’s name and may be left or sent to Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at murdockfuneralhome.net.


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