James Henard

Friday, December 26, 2003

JONESBORO, Ill. -- James Robert Henard, 82, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Ill.

He was born Jan. 23, 1921, at Mount Pleasant, Ill., son of Rama and Cassie Brown Henard. He and Geraldine Bass were married April 19, 1946, in Arkansas. She died Aug. 17, 1998.

Henard worked as a manager at Jo An Laundry and Dry Cleaners until retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was involved in the European Theater from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the VFW Post 3455 in Anna and the United Methodist Church of Jonesboro.

Survivors include a son, John Henard of Lick Creek, Ill.; two brothers, Ike Henard of California and Glenn Henard of Texas; a sister, Loretta of Palo Alto, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Hileman Funeral Home. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.