Dies At Wheel; Auto Crashes
Wayne A. Henry, 54, of Rt. 2, Murrayville, died suddenly Sunday evening when he suffered a heart attack while driving his auto west of Rees Station on a county road. Sheriff's deputies who investigated at the scene, said Henry ran off the road and struck a fence, causing moderate damage to the vehicle and fence.
Henry was pronounced dead on arrival at Passavant Hospital. Coroner John B. Martin said Henry had been under treatment for a heart condition and that there had been no serious injuries involved in the accident. A passenger in the auto, Iola Zimmer of Murrayville, was not injured.
The accident was reported to have happened about 9:30 p.m.
Mr. Henry was born in Jacksonville on October 13, 1915, the son of Gussie and Lena Vedder Henry. His wife, Eula, preceded him in death on December 22, 1968.
Surviving area son, Clarence of Waverly; two daughters; Mrs. Raymond (Helen) Trowbridge of Jacksonville and Robyn at home. A sister, Mrs. Barney (Frona) McNeeley of Waverly; and a brother, Robert, of Cuba, Mo. There are three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Youngblood Baptist Church, Nortonville Interment was in the church cemetery.