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Dorothy Ann (Henness) Wayland - 78

9/26/1940 - 7/25/2019


    Dorothy Ann (Henness) Wayland age 78, of Colchester, IL. passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Hutchinson, KS. surrounded by her family.

    Dorothy was born on September 26, 1940, in Colchester, IL. the daughter of John William and Lucia Brandt Crocker Henness. She grew up in a small one-room home filled with love, and a place where she and her brothers made many happy memories.  Dorothy attended Colchester High School, where she formed many life long friendships. On September 28, 1956, she married Eugene Augustus Bodenhamer. Together, they raised their 2 sons and 3 daughters.  

    In her younger years, Dorothy took great joy in bringing up her children. She loved history and was the person who brought her family’s stories to life. She went on to marry her childhood friend, Richard Wayland in 2016. They made their home together in Colchester.  Throughout her life, her happiest days were enjoyed in the presence of her family.  Her final wish was to be returned to Colchester, to be laid to rest among her family, friends and in the community she loved.  Above all, Dorothy was greatly loved and her memory will always be treasured.

    Surviving family members include her loving husband, Richard (Dick) Wayland; Sons, Troy Bodenhamer, Stephen Bodenhamer and Daughters, Lana VanHorn, Lori Arguelles and Karen Claggett; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Eugene Bodenhamer and two brothers, William and Robert Henness.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, IL. Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday September 8, 2019. Memorial is to Colchester Rescue.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday September 8, 2019

11:00 A.M. Monday September 9, 2019 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester


  • Lori Arguelles

    on 07/29/19

    For my loving mother and best friend.

    If Roses Grow in Heaven

    By Dolores M. Garcia

    If roses grow in heaven,

    Lord please pick a bunch for me,

    Place them in my Mother’s arms

    and tell her they’re from me.

    Tell her I love her and miss her,

    and when she turns to smile,

    place a kiss upon her cheek

    and hold her for awhile.

    Because remembering her is easy,

    I do it every day,

    but there’s an ache within my heart

    that will never go away.


  • Lois Bigham

    on 07/29/19

    So sorry for your loss

    Our Sympathy and prayers,

    VFW Post #6 Auxiliary

  • Estelene

    on 08/06/19

    Your beloved mother was married to my husband's half-uncle's son, Eugene Augustus Bodenhamer. ( My husband was Larry Bodenhamer who died fifteen years ago.)    She and you children are  therefore in my Bodenhamer genealogy.  One day she came to my house to get some information that I might have and I printed off some for her.  She was a sweet person and I enjoyed our chat.  Richard Wayland, her last husband, was a classmate of mine at Colchester High School.  Bill Henness was also a classmate.  Bob Henness, who was in a class or two  behind Bill and me was in school at the same time, and I was saddened to read about his recent passing.  You have lost two loved ones in such a short time; I know this last loss was the hardest but it is my hope that you will meet her again in her eternal home.  I know Bill was interested in such a hope at one time and perhaps he spoke with her about this.  My sympathies.  Estelene Bodenhamer

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