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Henry L. Duryee 1933 - 2019
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Henry L. Duryee 1933 - 2019

Henry L. Duryee passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, KS at the age of 85. He was born on August 5, 1933, in Dorrance, KS, to Max and Anna (Miller) Duryee. Henry attended high school in Dorrance and graduated with the class of 1952. After serving in the Army, Henry worked as the head manager for the Noxious Weed Department for Russell County. He was united in marriage to Nancy Cooper on Nov. 30, 1952, in Wilson, Kansas. They were blessed with four daughters: Teresa, Joleen, Ruth, and Sandy.

Henry enjoyed hunting and fishing. He could be found most days either at the lake or down by the river. Henry loved spending time with his family, and so enjoyed all of his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Nancy of the home; daughters, Theresa Sparks and husband Brad of Thornton, CO, Joleen Hill of Wilson, Ruth Kepka and husband Henry of Dorrance, and Sandy Shupe of Hays; sister, Betty Goodwin of Ponca City, OK; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Max and Anna Duryee; brothers, Lavern, Dale, and Willis Duryee; sisters, Maxine Temple and Cora Whitmer; and son-in-law, Roger Hill.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Wilson with burial following in Dorrance City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral home 1-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.  Memorials are suggested to Wilson Baptist Youth and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 610 24th ST., P.O. Box 533, Wilson, KS 67490. Condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home

610 24th Street, P.O. Box 533 

Wilson, KS 67490

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 25, 2019