Edward William Henry III, age 68, of Mount Ida, passed away July 3, 2016 at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, AR. He was born November 22, 1947 to Edward William Henry Jr. and Helen Catherine Metz in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Henry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968 serving in the Vietnam War. During his time of service, also was a Corpsman with the Marines and was known as “Doc Henry”. He worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railway, which later became the Union Pacific Rail Road for 32 years. He was a loving husband and father. Mr. Henry also loved the outdoors and traveling. He is preceded in death by his Father and 1 Brother. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Christine Henry of Mount Ida, Mother; Helen Henry of Des Plaines, IL, Son; Edward Henry IV of Clackamas, OR, Daughter; Emily Henry of Portland, OR, 4 Brothers and 3 Sisters. There will be a visitation held July 16, 2016 2-4 p.m. at Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida, AR. Cremation arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR. Guest register at www.thorntonfh.com

Christine Henry, age 68, of Mount Ida, passed away December 15, 2016 at Arkansas Hospice Center in Hot Springs, AR.

She was born August 11, 1948 to Edward and Lucille Smith in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Henry is preceded in death by her husband Edward Henry SR and both her parents. She is survived by her Son; Edward Henry IV of Clackamas, OR, Daughter; Emily Henry of Portland, OR, and one brother Dennis Smith of Arizona. There will be a visitation/memorial held January 7, 2017 2-4 p.m. at Thornton Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Ida, AR.

Cremation arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR.

Guest register at www.thorntonfh.com



RIP Edward & Christine Henry

Edward & Chistine Henry

Guest Book

John Hood
6 Jul 2016 
Semper Fi to my corpsman brother and one of the best bosses I have worked for, you will be missed.

Denny and Kathy Wilson
6 Jul 2016 
Chris, Eddy, Emily, You have our deepest sympathy for you loss, Ed was one of a kind, I have so many fond memories with all of you. I remember the 1st time I took Ed to Mt Ida on a fishing trip he liked it so well said he was going to retire there someday and he did. He was always good to us. I always remember that when someone else had passes Ed always said it was a pleasure to have known you, I feel the same about Ed. He also became a pretty good mushroom hunter, remember the trip to Minn we picked over 100# of morels. I could go on an on. Again Our Deepest Sympathy To All Of You. Denny, Kathy, Mindy, Dustin Wilson If you are ever in the area please stop by we would love to see you.

Jeff & Cheryl Rankin
6 Jul 2016 
What a great "boss" it was a pleasure to work for him. I remember getting called in around Christmas for snow duty. He had the owner of the local grocery store (Haleys) open up special and let him in so he could buy each one of us who worked that day a ham. He was kind hearted person and left behind many memories of all who knew him. You have our deepest sympathy for your family's loss.

Ken Butt
6 Jul 2016 
Semper Fidelis! A fine friend of many years and a great asset for Marines. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to work with you all those years on the railroad. You will be missed.

Duane Farland
6 Jul 2016 
Ed was the best guy I ever worked for. Never knew what he was going to say or do. But he was a joy to be around. My deepest sympathies to his family.

James Richardson
7 Jul 2016 
I had the pleasure of working with Ed off and on for many years! I always looked forward to working on Eds teritory cause he was fun to work for and talk to.He had a different way at looking at things and could always make you laugh or at least smile .Was so sad to to hear he had passed,condolences go out to his family.Ed was a good man,and will be missed!

charlotte and Billy Pierce
8 Jul 2016 
Dear chris, we are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Know he will be missed by us and lot of people. Glad you both were able to travel and make many memories. hope this will bring you some peace.

James Benefield
9 Jul 2016 
My pleasure Mr. Henry. I Will always remember

Edward William Henry III

Christine Henry 

Marty Mitchell
17 Dec 2016 
My sympathies to all of you. Mrs. Henry worked in the counseling office at the high school when I went there in Marshalltown. Beautiful smile and personality. When I registered for college in Chicago, we compared notes as such and found out I was going to school in the building she graduated high school from- Maine West in Des Plaines. I would see her every so often in town or over in her yard on Boone Street. Prayers to all of her family...

Kathy Wilson
20 Dec 2016 
Cheryl was such a friend and almost family when Denny and I moved to Le Grand, Iowa and Ed and Denny worked together. We did family outings, barbecues, were on the same bowling league and are children were close to the same age. I will never forget the night our son was born Dustin, we dropped off Mindy our daughter as we headed to the hospital in a snow storm. Oh yes and Denny did not want to miss the Peach Bowl the Hawkeyes were in. It was so good to have the long talk with Denny and I after Ed passed away. We were unaware you were sick too. It's not fare to lose both your parents just months apart our condolences to Eddie and Emilie. mmon

Sandy Lesh
26 Dec 2016 
So sorry to learn of Chris' passing. I really enjoyed knowing your Mom, she was a great person. I didn't know she was ill. It also was my pleasure to have known her and met your dad. I made his Quilt of Valor quilt and visited with you all at his memorial. Will see you at your mother's

Renee Shelton
7 Jan 2017 
I don't know why but I always remember the story of Chris and Ed writing love letters while Ed was in the military. Chris and Ed's awesome parenting and love for Em and Ed are evident through the friendship that Emily gives to me and our "Iowa Girl Crew" and through both Em and Ed's independence. Besides being one of my best friend's parent I know Chris from the work she did in our MHS counseling office. I remember her as sweet, caring, thoughtful, loyal, adoring, and quietly funny. CHRIS AND ED!! Love you MLE and Ed...you are in my thoughts and heart!!

Miss ya Mom and Dad!

Edward W. Henry IV

Emily Henry

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Henry Photo Album

All photos from Facebook

Good memories with my Uncle Dennis Smith and my sister Emily.


May 8, 2018

Hiking around out near Estacada Oregon today...bit of rain but so good for the soul! Happy Saturday everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today!