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Donnette Oehmke

I have many great memories as a cousin of Kathys! I helped her mother clean house when her daughters were grade school age, and I we would fun walks and enjoy goodies together. My husband Harold and I visited them in their Florida home on our way home from Daytona, they were gracious hosts showing us the beach and their town. Praise God for the wonderful memories she left so many of us, brightening our world with her smile! Prayers of comfort and peace for her family.

Kris Schell

What a wonderful person inside and out! She will be so missed! God Bless this family during such a difficult time.

Carol Kobuszewski

Kathy and I were lifetime friends! She was a loving and caring person! So beautiful! God bless her family with peace !

Dave and Marty Piotrowsky

Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our dear friend and classmate. Remembering all the walks to school and all the nights we cheered on our Bulldogs. Praise God for wonderful memories and a life well lived. Prayers for wisdom and comfort for the family in the coming days and months.

Kathy Jo Henson


In Loving Memory

Kathy Jo Henson (71) of Amelia Island, FL passed away on 28 September 2021.

She was born on 20 March 1950 in Linn, KS to the late Lawrence and Arlene (Luehring) Oestreich.
She went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Emporia State University. Kathy was the Head Nurse of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS, she then became an extremely accomplished consultant with the Mary Kay Corporation.

It was in Wichita where she met the love of her life, Alfred Joseph Henson, who preceded her in death. They moved to Macon, GA where Kathy became an accomplished golfer and was the President of the Women’s Golf Association at River North. She stills holds the family record for the most holes-in-one: Three! Joe and Kathy retired to Amelia Island, FL where she worked at Centre Street Treasures then Twisted Sisters, where she will be sorely missed.

Kathy is survived by her sister Linda (Donald) Duitsman of Lincoln, NE; nephews David (Kristin) Duitsman of Boca Raton, FL; Timothy (Jennifer) Duitsman of Lincoln, NE; Mark (Abigail) Duitsman of Gilbert, AZ; niece Jennifer (Leif) Olson of Lincoln, NE; step-daughter Valerie (Rick) Billionis of Oxford, KS; grandchildren Jennifer (Todd) Mays of Udall, KS; Corrie Vogler of Wichita, KS; and Chris (Jenna) Vogler of Oxford, KS; step-daughter Alexis (Robert) Buzzi of Grand Lake, OK; grandchildren Alatje (David) Donaldson of Edmond, OK; Arika (Taylor) Beitler of New Market, AL; and Aubrey (Tate) Anderson of Kansas City, KS; step-daughter Rebecca Henson of Santa Cruz, CA; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

A Memorial will be held for Kathy at a later date.

Donations can be made to Community Hospice, The June and Bill Warner Center for Caring, Amelia Island, FL.


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