Joseph “Joe” E. Henderson, 94, of Newton, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Newton Health Care. A graveside service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10 at Newton Union Cemetery. After the graveside service, the family will greet friends with a luncheon at the Kellogg American Legion. Memorials to Suncrest Hospice may be left at the graveside or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Joe, the youngest of six children, was born to Andy and Bertha (Warren) Henderson May 26, 1926, in rural Lovila. He attended Lovila schools. Joe served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946. On May 29, 1952, Joe was united in marriage with Joan Etta Baker in Newton. He worked at the VA hospital, John Deere, Morrells and then at the Maytag Company, where he retired from in 1987. Joe and Joan enjoyed wintering in Texas for 17 years. Joe also enjoyed camping and traveling.
Joe is survived by his wife, Joan Henderson of Newton; daughters, Jan Tedrow and Marcia Winningham (Randall Smith), both of Kellogg; grandchildren, Andrew (Mollie) Winningham, Kalie Winningham (Keith Braden), Madison Winningham (Del Morris) and Angie Henderson (Jon Arends); great-grandchildren, Kristen and Emily Henderson, Jay and Jerrica McGuire, Autumn Engle and Braylyn Winningham; great-great-grandchildren, Liam Brummer and Jordyn Hurford; and his brother, Paul (Jean) Henderson of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert (Wilma) Henderson and Ernest (Phyllis) Henderson; and sisters, Evelyn Duncan (LeeThompson) and Maxine (Leo) Chance.