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HENRY D. ‘HUCK’ HUDDLESTUN

6/21/2013

Henry ‘Huck’ Huddlestun, 70, Lawrence, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at his home, following a short battle with cancer.

A celebration of life for Henry is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Road, Lawrence, with the Rev. Steve Koberlein officiating. Inurnment is set for Central Cemetery near Homewood Township in Franklin County.

He was born Oct. 30, 1942, in Homewood, Kan., the son of George M. and Hazel A. Blair Huddlestun.

He graduated from Williamsburg High School, and later earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Emporia State University, and a master’s degree in school administration from Fort Hays State University.

Huck taught math for 24 years, 21 of which were in the Hill City, Kan., school district. He then became principal and superintendent in Hamilton, Kan., before becoming superintendent of the Central Heights school district in Richmond, Kan., retiring in 1998. Huck was a member and Elder at Lawrence Heights Christian Church, and a past member of many civic and professional organizations. He enjoyed family, the outdoors, travel and living life to the fullest each day.

He married Pamela K. Cook Aug. 4, 1982, in Colby, Kan. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Richard ‘Rick’ Huddlestun and wife, Susan, Overbrook, Kan.; a daughter, Susan Mollnow and husband, Ryan, Tok, Alaska; and five grandchildren, Erin Hilger, Mark and Matthew Huddlestun, and Hattan and Marett Mollnow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Ira Huddlestun.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation through Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence KS 66044.

Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com

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