Oliver Henkle


September 9, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Oliver O. Henkle, 97, Iola, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Oliver was born Feb. 20, 1917, on a farm northeast of Aliceville, the son of Walter and Maude (Pickering) Henkle. He grew up on family farms at Aliceville and Westphalia and attended Mount Joy Rural School north of Westphalia.
On June 30, 1937, Oliver married Margarette Walters in Iola. They made their home on a farm near Aliceville before moving to Iola in 1946. Oliver farmed, did sheet metal work and retired from the Iola Police Department. Margarette preceded him in death on March 4, 2011.
He was a member of Iola Elks Lodge, Peace Officers Association and attended First Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Lonnie Henkle and wife Clarice, Iola; a daughter, Janice Oberg and companion Jerry Utley, Iola; three grandchildren, Kenny Graham, Kevin Henkle and Allison Henkle, and two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Colton Graham. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Pearl Wells and brothers Wayne and Donald Henkle.
Visitation and funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, where visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola. Memorial gifts to Iola Alzheimer’s Support Group may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guest book online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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