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James Leo Henman

August 28, 1934 ~ August 25, 2018 (age 83)

James Leo Henman, age 83 of Sidney, passed away peacefully at home on August 25, 2018.

Jim was born on August 28, 1934 to the late Wilbur and Frances (Crusey) Henman. He spent his life as a resident of Sidney and married the love of his life, Thelma Frances (Speelman) Henman in 1955. Together they had three children. Jim was employed at LeRoi Dresser for 33 years and, along with his wife, was a custodian at First Federal Savings and Loan for 15 years, and local lawyers’ offices since the early 1990’s.

In retirement, Jim loved spending time with his grandchildren, whom he treasured. He spent much of his time with family and friends, was a car enthusiast, loved playing cards, woodworking, watching old Western movies, and traveling. He enjoyed fellowship with friends at the Senior Center in town. Jim has always had a servant’s heart. His whole life was an example of offering a helping hand where he could. He was a hard worker and had a “never say die” spirit. He was a truly humble gentleman. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor and will be deeply missed.

Jim is survived by his spouse, Thelma; daughters Beverly (Matthew) Hanson and children Blake and Kasey; Helen (Dennis) Koesters and their children Bryan and Jenna; son Dennis (Jennifer) Henman and children Brandon and Drew; sister Jeanette Carter; brother Dick Henman; and their families. Jim was preceded in death by his sister Mary Comer; and brothers Wilbur Jr. Henman, Tom Henman, Joe Henman, and Ray Henman. 

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Sidney with Mass of Christian burial held at Holy Angels Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m with Rev. Fr. Peter Langenkamp as Celebrant. A private burial will follow at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in North Star, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Wilson Hospice, Holy Angels Catholic Church, and the Sidney Senior Center in Jim’s memory. Adams Funeral Home will be caring for the needs of the Henman family. Condolences may be made online at

Donations may be made to:

Wilson Hospice Care
1081 Fairington Avenue, Sidney OH 45365

Holy Angels Catholic Church
324 South Ohio Avenue, Sidney OH 45365

Sidney Senior Center
304 South West Avneue, Sidney OH 45373

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