HENTON, FLOYD W. - Sarpy County, Nebraska | FLOYD W. HENTON - Nebraska Gravestone Photos

FLOYD W. HENTON

Cedar Dale Cemetery
Sarpy County,
Nebraska

July 8, 1916 ~ Nov 17, 1980

Omaha World Herald Wed. 19 Nov 1980 P-78

HENTON- Floyd W., Papillion, Neb. Survived by wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Jane; son, Michael; mother, Mrs. Margaret Hanson; sisters, Mrs. E. O. Petersen, and Mrs. C. Bitney, all Omaha.
Services Wed. 2 PM, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Papillion. Interment Cedar Dale Cemetery. Memorials to St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Kahler-Dolce
Papillion, Neb 339-3232

27 Nov 1980, Papillion Times, Papillion, NE

Floyd W. Henton, son of Floyd O. and Margaret (Werrebroeck) Henton, died Nov. 17, 1980, in Omaha. He lived at 12705 S. 67th St., Sarpy County.
When he was a boy, he traveled in circuses with his uncle, who was a performer. He graduated from Technical High School.
He directed the Riverview Park Zoo in Omaha from 1953-1962. He had his own business, Henton Photography Studio, from 1962-1967 and worked at the Union Pacific Railroad from 1967 to February 1974, when he became ill with heart trouble.
For 14 years he was active in the Nebraska State Fair, organizing the Henton Variety Show. For 12 years he was a board member of Union Pacific Junior Old Timers Club No. 1. He was a member of the American Institute of Park Executives, the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums and the Bellevue Lions Club and director of the Circus Fans Association of America. His children Michael and Jane were first place winners in the first Papillion Lions Club talent contest in their age groups in 1977.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Jane; son, Michael, all of Omaha; mother, Mrs. Margaret Hanson of Omaha; sisters, Mrs. E. O. Petersen of Omaha and Mrs. C. Bitney of Omaha, uncle, Rex Young of Plattsmouth.
Funeral services were held Wed. Nov. 19, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Papillion with the Rev. Francis Schmidt officiating. Mrs. Becky Crofoor sang "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art" accompanied by LaDonna Johnson. Interment was at Cedar Dale Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Petersen, Steve Petersen, Dale Miller, Robert Gaddie, Michael Whitley and William Jepsen.
Kahler-Dolce Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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