Margaret Henely of Perry


Margaret Henely, 88, of Perry passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iiwa.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Perry. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 2 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery at Clarion, Iowa, at a later date.

Memorials will be given to Living History Farms, St. Patrick Catholic Church or the Perry Lutheran Home and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Margaret LaVonne Henely was born July 14, 1931, in Lake City, Minn., to Henry and Dorothy (Kinnan) Denker.

She attended a one-room country school before going to the Mason City High School. She then went to Cornell Junior College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Margaret was united in marriage to Raymond Paul Henely at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City, Iowa, Aug. 30, 1951.

She was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Perry.

Margaret was a charter member and volunteer at Living History Farms. She was a member of Questers and volunteered for County Extension of Trenton, Mo.

She enjoyed the Iowa State Fair, where she entered antiques and demonstrated hearth cooking, soap making and churning butter at the Pioneer Hall.

In death she rejoins her husband, Raymond; parents, Henry and Dorothy; sister, Marlys Ann in infancy; and a son-in-law, Jon Parris.

Left to cherish Margaret’s memory are her children, Kathi Henely of Perry, Karen (Dale) Person of Ottumwa, John (Candy) Henely of Norwalk and Ann (Alan) Danley of Reinbeck; grandchildren, Matthew Parris, Fletcher (Starr) Person, Katherine (Blake) Smith, Zane (Hallie) Henely, Chad (Lacey), Chelsey and Chamberley Danley; and several great-grandchildren.



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