Henley, Michael

Written by David Green.

Michael Henley, 55, of Morenci, Mich., died Sept. 28, 2012, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Mich.

He was born on June 15, 1957, in Hudson, Mich., the son of Willis and Beatrice (Sheldon) Henley.  On Nov. 29, 1994, in Toledo, Ohio, he married Patricia “Trish” Amos and she survives.

Mike has lived near Morenci since March of this year, moving from Manitou Beach, Mich.  He was formerly employed at T & R Trucking based in Illinois.

Mike was an avid hunter and story teller.

Besides his wife, Mike is survived by two daughters, Miranda Benner of Manitou Beach and Kelley (and Ouday) Charara of Dearborn, Mich.; a son, Jon-Michael Henley of Adrian; a step-daughter, Billie (and Joseph) Yieder of Hudson; two grandchildren, Dustin and Paige Kimbrell; a sister, Julia Loar of Tecumseh, Mich.; and a brother, Ken “Wingnut” (and Robin) Henley of Adrian. 

Mike was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service are planned at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Rick Court officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgeville Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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