Ray Henely, a 77 year old resident of Leisure Lake, MO passed away at 8:30 P.M. Monday April 11, 2005 at the Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Missouri.
Graveside services for Ray Henely will be at 11:00 AM Saturday June 4, 2005 at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Clarion.
Mr. Henely was born on March 3, 1928 in Clarion, Iowa the son of George and Madeline (Mathew) Henely. He attended and graduated from Mason City High School and then entered the United States Army and served in Korea. After his honorable discharge he attended and graduated from Mason City Junior College. He then attended and graduated from Iowa State University in Ames with a degree in Professional Engineering. On August 30, 1952 he was married Margaret Denker at Mason City. The couple moved to Red Oak where he was employed as the resident engineer with the Iowa Highway Commission. They moved to Mason City where he was the Cerro Gordo County Engineer. After that they moved to Sioux City where he was the secondary road engineer. In 1967 they moved to Des Moines where he was Executive Director of the Associated General Contractors until 1990 when he became the Clark County Engineer at Osceola. He retired in 1993 and they moved to Leisure Lake, MO to make their home.
He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Trenton, Missouri.
Mr. Henely is survived by his wife Margaret Henely of Leisure Lake, Missouri; one son, John Henely of Norwalk, IA; three daughters, Kathi Henely of Perry, IA, Karen Person of Ottumwa, IA, and Ann Danley of Newton, IA; and 7 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Richard and Robert Henely.