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Marvin Eugene Henry

Marvin Eugene Henry, 84, died, Friday, August 16, 2019, at Western Plains Medical Complex.

He was born in Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 3, 1934, the son of George Lemuel and Hazel Naomi (Diehl) Henry. Following service in the Air Force as an aircraft crew chief, he joined the Topeka Police Force where he was also a competitive marksman.

Marvin retired as the Kansas Director of Emergency Management. In retirement, he moved to Fowler in 1997 and later to Jetmore in 2015. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and was an avid reader.

Survivors include two sisters, Marquita Cummings, Forest Hill, Maryland; and Judy Shipman and husband Don, Littleton, Colorado; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Donna Bacon.

Graveside service will be 10 am Thursday, August 22, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, with full military honors by the United States Air Force and the American Legion, 8th District. Visitation will be from noon to 5:00 pm Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

The family suggests memorials to the Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714 in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel. 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801.

Visitation August 21 from noon to 5 pm, Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N 14th Street, Dodge City