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Karen Sue Henry, age 81, of Wayland, MI passed away from the results of dementia on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Karen was a born-again Christian who loved the Lord and believed in prayer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Elsie Anthony; daughter, Rhonda Marie Denney; brother, Harold Anthony.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Gordon Henry; son, Chip Henry; grandson, Charles (Katie) Henry Jr.; great-grandson, Charles Henry III.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Burial will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Laurels of Sandy Creek and at Interim Hospice Care for their loving care of Karen during the last several months. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent online at


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