Theodore M. Henry “Ted,” age 76, stepped into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. He was born November 3, 1945 in Beloit, Kansas; the son of David M. and Vonda Mae Conn Henry. Ted was raised in Salina, Kansas, graduating from Salina High School in 1965.
He married the love of his life, Sandra Lea Fletchall, on August 10, 1968 in Lyons Kansas. They lived in Park City and Whitewater for several years until moving to Newton in 1993.
Ted retired from Westar Energy in Wichita in 2012 after a long career with them as a fleet maintenance mechanic.
Ted and Sandy are members of Trinity Christian Center in Wichita where Ted served faithfully as needed.
Ted and Sandy were fortunate enough and enjoyed traveling to many different countries during their 53 years of marriage. Ted grew up working on vehicles and had a love for cars, (except Fords), racing, show cars etc.
Ted’s loves of his life were his three daughters, two sons-in-law and his grandchildren. He was so proud of all of them.
Ted had a wonderful sense of humor and was the life of the party especially at their family times together.
Survivors include his wife Sandy of the home, three daughters Tamara Graham and husband Wayne of Newton, Rolanda Therrell and husband Jeff of Haysville, and Renae Band of Andover; two sisters Sandy Brown of Lindsborg and Angie Ashford of Salina, and one brother David and wife Kayleen of Wolcott Indiana; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Connie Laducer, two sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law and two nephews.
Visitation will be at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home on Sunday, February 6 between 1 PM and 6 PM and the family will receive friends between 4 and 6 PM.
Homegoing celebration will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 7 at New Life Assembly of God, 818 Washington Rd. in Newton.
Memorials have been established with Trinity Christian Center of Wichita and Heartland Pregnancy Center of Newton. Contributions may be sent directly to those establishments or to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114