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James ‘Paul’ Henrey

April 10, 2012

    James ‘Paul’ Henrey, 88, of rural Wren, Ohio, went to the arms of his Savior in his home on April 9, 2012, at 1 p.m..
    He was born on February 25, 1924, to James Edward and Della Mae (Anderson) Henrey in Benton Township, Paulding County.
    He graduated from Tully Convoy High School in 1942 where he received a letter for playing baseball.
    On April 9, 1944, he married Esther Jane Abbott.
        Paul worked at the Fort Wayne General Electric Plant, ran the Wren Co-op/Landmark elevator for 18 years, worked at the Convoy Equity for two and a half years and farmed his own farm (Kiss ‘n’ Holler Farm ) for 22 years. He served on the Crestview School Board, was a charter member of the Heritage Bible Board, and was a member of the Wood Chapel Church for 50 years, serving numerous offices. He was a member of the Antioch Chapel Friends Church for the last 25 years. He was an avid baseball fan and especially enjoyed listening and singing to gospel and polka music.    
    Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Esther Jane; sons, Jim (Sue) Henrey, of Wren; and Don (Charlotte) of Salem, West Virginia; daughter, Carolyn Wells of Van Wert; grandchildren, Eric Henrey of Wren; Matt (Heather) Henrey of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; Laura (Joe) Warnement of Kalida; Mark (Amy) Wells of Dayton; Philip (Beth) Wells of Waupaca, Wisconsin; and Matavia and Bobby Johnson of Ashland; four step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a sister, Laura Ruth Downing.
    Visitation will be Wednesday, April 11, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, and Thursday one hour prior to services.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Robbins officiating.
    Burial will follow at Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his remembrance to the Heritage Bible Board.

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