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Henry J. Umphryes

January 11th, 1959 – February 12th, 2021

Henry J. Umphryes, 62, of Vermont, IL, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 in Astoria, IL. He was born on January 11, 1959 in Rushville, IL, the son of Orval and Imogene (Spring) Umphryes.

Survivors include his 6 sisters, Lona Jo (and Bill) Wagner of Bellville, IL, Rosie (and Gary) Wece of Murphysboro, IL, Susan Jackson of Vermont, Nancy Hayes of Vermont, Betsy Umphryes of Centralia, IL and Donna Raudabaugh of Vermont, 2 brothers, Richard Umphryes of Caseyville, IL and Jon Umphryes of Vermont, and special friends, Chris (and Kelly) Heitz, Ryan (and Ashlie) Heitz, Michael (and Abbie) Heitz, Rick (and Donalene) Harris, and Glenn (and Rita) Wilcoxen.

He is preceded by his sister, Patsy Springs, and 3 brothers, Orval, Jr., George, and Neil Umphryes.

Henry was a farm hand on and off for 35 years at Heitz Farms.

He was an excellent mushroom hunter. He enjoyed trimming trees and ice fishing. Henry loved to go coon hunting and fishing, especially when he could take a youngster along. He was Sequoia Drive’s #1 fan as he never missed a show and would travel anywhere to watch the band play.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. A visitation will take place 5 to 7 pm before the service on Thursday. Interment will be in Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Memorial Ballpark.

Condolences


February 13th, 2021

REST IN PEACE NOW MY FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH - RICK HARRIS

February 14th, 2021

I will always remember our softball days. He was above all, a Good Person.

February 14th, 2021

Prayers for all. Bill and Sharon Ackley

February 14th, 2021

Rest in peace Henry- R coats

February 14th, 2021

Condolences to Henry's family and friends. R.I.P Henry you will be missed by many

February 14th, 2021

Gonna miss you you my friend. RK

February 14th, 2021

You will be missed Henry by all that knew you. Rest in peace. Ronda and Brad Kluthe

February 14th, 2021

Sure gonna miss taking you coon hunting and fishing. Rest In Peace Henry joe

February 14th, 2021

Sure gonna miss taking you coon hunting and fishing. Rest In Peace Henry joe. Brandon Little

February 14th, 2021

RIP gonna to miss you my friend.

February 14th, 2021

Prayers for his family and friends. We are so sorry for his loss. Rick and Kathy Heller

February 14th, 2021

Condolences to his family and friends.

February 14th, 2021

Henry is a nice guy he will be miss

February 14th, 2021

Henry will be missed by so many people. He touched the lives of so many with each having nothing but good about him. He would do so much for us and never asked for things in return except to be his friend. Henry enjoyed life and want others to do as. We will miss you Henry.

February 14th, 2021

Henry will be dearly missed he was always helpful to my whole family with asking nothing in return, but he would never turn down some good food. He was one of a kind and always left you smiling. Kristina Hammon

February 14th, 2021

You will be missed by many.we will miss you dearly Uncle Henry

February 14th, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Karen Brierton Williams.

February 14th, 2021

Henry was a good man. Prayers for the family.Alan Cox

February 14th, 2021

Still waters run deep. Rest in peace

February 14th, 2021

Henry was like a member of our family and will be greatly missed at our family gatherings.ALways checking on mom was around my kids when they were small till grown.Miss ya already gone to that great hunting ground in the sky.

February 14th, 2021

Rest In Peace, Henry. You will be greatly missed. Brandon and Shannon Heaton

February 14th, 2021

Henry will be missed by all who knew him. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Wilson

February 14th, 2021

Job well done !

February 14th, 2021

I knew Henry from attending the band shows. He enjoyed them so much.

February 14th, 2021

Fly high Henry! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He was a great guy!
Karen Lamm

February 14th, 2021

RIP Henry. This small town will remember you always. Prayer go out to all your family. I think of you everytime I look at my pine tree and the day you moved it for us. Thanks for all you have done for many of us. Cheryl Reimolds

February 15th, 2021

Rest in peace Henry. You will be missed. We send our heart felt sympathy to all of your family. Don and Marla Butcher

February 15th, 2021

Henry was someone that was there to lend a helping hand to anyone. I still remember playing baseball at the park and Henry riding by on his giant tricyle he had made. He will be missed. RIP

February 15th, 2021

Henry was a great asset to the Vermont and all the surrounding communities. Everyone looked forward to seeing and visiting with him. RIP our friend... Glenn & Rita

February 15th, 2021

Henry, Thank you for all you did for Joyce's mom and dad (Betty & Bob McCarty). They thought the world of you. You always had time to help them do jobs around their farm. That included fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting. We will miss the updates from Betty and visiting with you at special events. May God put his arms around as He says "Welcome to Heaven" Dick Manard, Normal, IL

February 15th, 2021

Henry was a sweetheart,kind,loving and a friend to all we will miss you buddy prayer for the family see you later buddy.

February 15th, 2021

Henry was a part of our family for over 35 years. Anyone who saw the serious side of him knew how kind and thoughtful he was. Rest in peace good friend, you are already missed. Chris Heitz "DID I STUTTER?"

February 15th, 2021

I sure thought Henry was nice, I thought the world of him taking me dancing one December rip

February 15th, 2021

I sure thought Henry was nice, I thought the world of him taking me dancing one December rip

February 15th, 2021

You are missed always kind and happy R.I.P. Henry

February 15th, 2021

NKathy Little

February 16th, 2021

I'm sure Henry is singing Johnny Cash karaoke in heaven! RIP, Dean Roddis

February 16th, 2021

Memories of you and your stories will long live on.
You were truly genuine in your friendship, kindness, humor and honesty.
There were a few times you'd say 'noone will ever miss Ole Hank', but let me tell you this my friend. You're presence is already missed.
Rest in peace my friend.
Rhonda Kendrick

February 16th, 2021

Condolences to Henry's family and friends. Luan and I always enjoyed our visits with him.
He will be missed in the community.
Bob Kendrick

February 16th, 2021

Hope #12 gets to see #1

February 16th, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Great man that Touched so many lives! May you Rest In Peace Hank! Ruth Huber

February 16th, 2021

Sorry to hear of the passing of yet another family member but the circle will be unbroken see you walking the streets of Glory Cousin R.I.P. from your cousin Grover Duane Umphryes

February 16th, 2021

prayers for all the family. maurie enjoyed your friendship and was glad for being able to spend time fishing and just visiting with you.RIP Kathy Cox.

February 16th, 2021

Prayers for the family and friends. Sorry for your loss. Phyllis Phillips Fulton

February 17th, 2021

Henry was a one of a kind guy.. Always there when you needed a helping hand,we are gifted now with all the great memories of him..RIP my friend, Heaven gained the best.. Jim and Vicky Ackley

February 18th, 2021

Henry was a great guy. Larry always had a good time visiting with him when they ran across each other while fishing. Our son Nick got to meet Henry a while back while fishing. Even though he didn't get to spend a lot of time with him, he said he will never forget Henry and the stories he told. Larry & Ramona Tolles

February 18th, 2021

RIP Henry. The Sommer family of Pleasant View has many pleasant memories of you entertaining all of us over the years! May you now have peace enjoying all the hobbies you enjoyed!

February 19th, 2021

Henry was a one-of-kind and will be greatly missed by all that enjoyed his friendship. Zane & Joanie Morrell