Hugh Swope Henry
Jun 17, 195 - Jun 10, 2012

Father: Robert David Henry - Mother: Mary Alberta "Mayme" Swope

Married Aug 23, 1940

Marjorie Anne Jackson
Aug 17, 1915 - Jun 7, 2015

Hugh Swope Henry
Marjorie Anne Jackson


Jerilyn Kay Henry Mar 15, 1943 -
Lee Allen Henry May 9, 1946 - May 9, 1946
Jana Darlene Henry Mar 19, 1948 -
Joetta Jean Henry Jan 22, 1952 -

Hugh & Marge 1990

Hugh Henry

Hugh S. Henry, 96 of West Lafayette, died at 7:10 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Indiana University Health. He was born June 17, 1915, in Vanderburgh County, to the late Robert and Mayme Henry. He graduated from Reitz High School in Evansville and Purdue University. On August 23, 1940, he married Marge Jackson in Enos. He served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army from October 6, 1943, to January 30, 1946, in the 16th Armored Division as a tank commander in the European Theatre. Hugh was a former USDA- FSA supervisor and farm manager and retired after ten years from Purdue Agronomy Department.

Hugh Spent many years taking care of Cumberland Avenue and as a volunteer for West Lafayette Trees for Sagamore. He helped plant many trees in that area, particularly on Salisbury Street. He also served on the Grounds commission for Westminster Retirement Village where he and his wife live and served as a long time Usher for Purdue football and basketball games. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club, the American Legion, and was a DAV. He was also was in the Purdue Alumni Association and the MCL Koffee Klatch.

Surviving are his spouse Marge Henry, West Lafayette; three daughters, Jerilyn K. Dille, Port Angeles, Wash., Jana Maples, Largo, Fla., and Joetta Senour, Graniteville, S.C.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 pm June 16, 2012, at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel. Funeral Service will follow visitation at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Philip Klinger officiating.

Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

Along with his parents, two brothers, Don and Bob; and an infant son preceded him in death.

Those wishing may contribute to the First United Methodist Church in West Lafayette. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Published in the Journal & Courier on June 13, 2012