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Dorothy Henry
Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca
Holton, formerly of Goff, KS

Dorothy Agnes (Eisenbarth) Henry, 90, of Holton, formerly of Goff, passed away peacefully at The Pines, surrounded by her loving family on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2019.  Born April 15, 1929, Dorothy was the youngest of 7 children born to the unity of Henry and Agnes (Ross) Eisenbarth. She graduated from Corning High School in 1946.

On November 9, 1950 she married the love of her life, Donald Henry at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Corning, Kansas.

She worked at Sage Grocery in Corning, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Topeka and a Laundromat in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri while her husband Don was stationed in the US Army.  In 1958 they bought a farm south of Goff, where they operated a Grade A dairy and were partners of Henry Brothers Farms and Henry Brothers Implement, Inc.
 
Dorothy enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, cooking, baking, making rosaries and music.  Most of all she enjoyed her family.  She humbly donated gallons of blood to the American Red Cross until she was no longer able.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and St. James Altar Society.  She taught piano lessons for many years to numerous students, many of who she guided to play the organ at church at very young ages.  She played the organ for endless weddings and funerals also.  She often visited local nursing homes entertaining residents with her beautiful piano talent, it was touching to walk into The Pines to see her sitting at the piano entertaining her fellow residents until a few months before her death.

In 2014 She received the Prestigious Papal Blessing imparted by the Pope for 75 years of playing the organ for the Catholic Church.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Tim (Deb) Henry of Goff, Alice (Randy) Tanking of Wetmore, Marlene (Matt) Wagoner of Salina, Joan (Fred) Hirsch of Abilene, and Craig (Pam) Henry of Eaton Rapids, Michigan.  Her brother Lou (Nadine) Eisenbarth of Topeka, 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, many, many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her dear, husband of 62 years Don, her siblings Margaret Vondenkamp, Lawrence Sr., Cyril, Norbert, John, and a granddaughter, Katie Wagoner.

A Rosary will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, August 18 at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca and at 7:00pm at St. James Catholic Church, Wetmore.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 19 at 10:30 am at St. James Catholic Church, Wetmore. Burial to follow in the Wetmore cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church and other memorials to be designated later.

Lauer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To express your sympathy and for more information visit www.lauerfuneralhome.com .

 

 


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