In Memory of

Eulah Mae Henness

August 24, 1937 - March 4, 2024


Eulah Mae Henness, 86, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 4, 2024, at her son and daughters-in-law’s home. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The service will be held at 2:00pm the same day. The burial will take place at the Osawatomie Cemetery in Osawatomie Kansas at a later date.

Ms. Eulah Mae (Way) Henness was born in Cassville Missouri to Heber Orlin Way and Margaret Ingram Way on August 24, 1937. She graduated from high school in Marshfield, Missouri. As a youth she felt the calling of the Holy Spirit and accepted Jesus as her lord and savior. She was aways an active member of the local church wherever she lived. She spent many hours helping with Sunday school, Bible school, and other church activities.

After moving to the KC area, she was employed by AT&T. Later she set aside her career to be home for her two children, Paul, and Patty. She is remembered by so many others as a beautiful example of love, grace, and forgiveness. She was always willing to embrace others and treated them as if they were her own children. Anyone who met mom fell in love with her. While many will remember her warm smile and contagious laugh, it will be her warm hugs we miss the most. In 1985 she married Dean Henness. They lived most of their married years at Pomne de Terre Lake near Hermitage, Missouri. Those were some of mom’s happiest years among so many friends.

Eulah was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Dean Henness, brothers Wallace, and Heber Way, sisters Margaret Way, Jeanette Hughes, and her twin sister Bulah Hinkle. She is survived by her son Paul Jones (Mary), daughter Patty Smith (Rob), granddaughter Breanna Tyson (Justin), and great granddaughters Sierra, and Alyssia Tyson.


Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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May EULA rest in peace!!! Heaven has received an angel who will be missed by her family and many friends.

My condolences to Paul and his family, Patty and Robert. She will be greatly missed. She was so kind and engaging with all of our family. Loved my scarf and cap She knitted for me and her wonderful baked cookies!

She was a beautiful, loving and wonderful person. Our family was made better because of her. I will always remember visiting her and Dean at the lake, our many shopping trips to Osage Beach and even tagging along with her to water aerobics! I will always own a rocker recliner chair because of her influence. Evenings with her would be spent watching game shows or sports on tv and learning to crochet. She was my partner in crime as we “stole” all of Dean’s spare change from his dresser! She was an incredible cook as well. Her gift for baking taught me that pies could and should be made with a homemade crust! We will miss her deeply but look forward to the day we hug her in Heaven!

Paul & Patty, a lovely tribute & picture. She was so special to me for almost 30 years. We golfed, had social times, shared a lot to each other. How blessed you are to have had such a special person to be your mom. She will be missed forever.

My husband, Don, and I met Dean and Eulah at Hermitage Christian Church when we lived in Hermitage. What wonderful Christian leaders. It was a blessing to know them and call them friends.
Sue Gottschalk

Our thoughts and prayers be with you. Eulah will be by missed we loved her she was a wonderful neighbor and friend. God bless


Thursday, March 14, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, March 14, 2024
2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063