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Donald L Henson

July 18, 1943 - March 10, 2018

A service will be held at Westwood United Methodist Church, 538 Nichols Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49006, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, beginning at 3:00 PM.

Age 74, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Don was born in Kennett, Missouri on July 18, 1943, the son of the late Bernard Lee and Virginia (McDonald) Henson. He lived in Hayti, Missouri until age 12 when his family moved to St. Joseph, Michigan. Don graduated from St. Joseph High School and later earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Michigan University. Don retired from Kalamazoo Public Schools after teaching for 32 years at Hillside Middle School. On August 19, 1967, he was united in marriage to Beverly J. (Bingham) Henson, who survives. He is also survived by his sons, Gregory and Jonathan Henson; grandson, Darren Dowell; brother William “Edward” Henson; sister-in-law, Carol Ramsey; nieces and nephews, Ryan and Alex Henson, Debbie (Mike) Coyle, Sue Dunn and Bob Spierling; former sister-in-law, Tessa Sapaula; special cousin, Linda (Al) Fitz and several other cousins.