Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


James Benton Henshaw

June 10, 1932August 24, 2019

James Benton Henshaw, 87, of Newburgh, IN passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019, at home. He was born in Benton, KY, on June 10, 1932 to the late John Staley and Stella (Cartwright) Henshaw.

James loved drag-racing, he built his own car and raced in Chandler. He also enjoyed go-cart racing, attending races around the area. He was retired from Ball Plastics, after 32 years. After retiring, he worked at Barton Machine and Tool in Chandler and worked part-time for Napa Auto Parts. He was an Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Henshaw, daughter, Julie Enlow (Ryan); grandson, Sam Enlow; sister, Ruth Wiggins; brothers Jerry Henshaw (Carolyn) and Mike Henshaw; brother-in-law, David Paddock; sister-in-law, Sandra Paddock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Shane O’Neil. Friends may visit Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Claremont, Illinois.


  • Jean Henshaw, Wife
  • Julie Enlow (Ryan), Daughter
  • Sam Enlow, Grandson
  • Ruth Wiggins, Sister
  • Jerry Henshaw (Carolyn), Brother
  • Mike Henshaw, Brother
  • David Paddock, Brother-In-Law
  • Sandra Paddock, Sister-In-Law
  • Mr. Henshaw also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 27, 2019


James Benton Henshaw

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Debi Talarzyk

August 29, 2019

Dear Jean, I'm so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great man as you are a wonderful woman. Many prayers and much love to you and Julie and your families as you go through this difficult time.

Harmon Feather

August 27, 2019

Jean sorry for your lost God bless you. Jim was a good man and would help any body that needed help. You will be in my prays.