Joel Henson

Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Joel Henson, 53, of Blue Grass, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his home.
Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 30, 1959, in Davenport, to Troy and Carolyn Peters Henson. He married Carol Broderson on Nov. 14, 1980.
Surviving are his son, Eric and fiancee, Rachel; daughter, Elise and boyfriend, Andrew; granddaughters, Ava and Lylah; mother, Carolyn; brother, Scott; and former wife, Carol.


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