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FRANK HENSON

Frank W. Henson, Elvins, died Dec. 8 1981, at the Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of 88. He was born March 29, 1893 in Marquand to the late Jesse and Nancy Alsinger Henson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Grounds Henson.

He is survived by two sons; Lyman Henson of Fenton and Delbert Henson of Elvins, three daughters; Nellie (Mrs. Tommy) Mayberry of Phoenix, Ariz., Hilda (Mrs. Alvis) Bales of Rivermines and Rosemarie (Mrs. Pete) Tiefenauer of Desloge, a sister, Grace Armstrong of Patton, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call today at the Caldwell Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p. m. Thursday at the Caldwell Chapel with the Rev. James Marler officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ernest Swartz. Burial will be in St. Francois Memorial Park.
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IRENE HENSON

Irene Busenbark Henson, 81 of Park Hills died March 8 1994, at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 11, 1912 in Elvins. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Mrs. Ida Honbeck; her first husband, Leslie M. Busenbark; one brother, Roy Honbeck; one sister, Kathryn Politte; and one great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Henson was a life-time member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Park Hills.

She is survived by her husband, Percy Henson of Park Hills; one son, Gary Busenbark of Park Hills; three daughters; Janet (Mrs. Joe) Straughan of Farmington, Trudy (Mrs.. Terry) Lupkey of St. Louis, Jeanne (Mrs. Rogers) Byers of Park Hills; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held today at 5 p. m. at the Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p. m. at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Park Hills with Rev. Sterl Paramore officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Project 2000 at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Park Hills.
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PERCY EVERTTE HENSON

Percy Evertte Henson, 93, of Park Hills, died Jan. 16, 1997, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1903, in Marquand, to M. A. Henson and Kathrine Aslinger Henson. In Addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah Kemp Henson. He laster married Irene Busenbark Henson who also preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, the Rev. C. E. Henson; five sister, Carrie Umfleet, Hattie Pirlie?, Bertha Leach, Rose Williams and Oma Henson ; and a brother, Harry Edward Henson.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda (Mrs. Howard) Gregory of Fredericktown, a son, John P. Henson of California; a sister, Dorothy Hahn of Park Hills; four stepchildren, Jennie (Mrs. Rogers) Byers of Park Hills, Trudy (Mrs. Terry) Lupkey of Marilyn Heights, Janet (Mrs.. Joe) Straughan of Farmington, Gary (and Clara) Busenbark of Park Hills; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church and past deacon of the First Freewill Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday at the First Freewill Baptist Church with the Revs. James Barker and Ken Dodson officiating. Burial was at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills.

Memorials may be made to First Freewill Baptist Building Fund.
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MINNIE HENSON

Minnie Marie Brotherton Henson, 73, of Park Hills, originally of Elvins died Oct. 27 1994, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. She was born July 20, 1921 in Patton to the late Harry Brotherton and Sarah Crites Brotherton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Henson; one son, Johnny Henson; one daughter, Joyce Henson; four brothers: Bill, Obia, Floyd, and John Brotherton; one sister, Nellie Roe.

She is survived by one daughter, Joan (Mrs. Alvin Ray) McWilliams of Desloge; one sister, Lula (Mrs. Everett) Kaifer of Perryville; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; host of friends.

Visitation will be Saturday after 2 p. m. at the Caldwell Memorial Chapel in Park Hills. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p. m. at the Caldwell Chapel with Evangelist Robert Brand officiating. Burial will be in the Patton Community Cemetery in Patton.
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JESSIE HENSON

Jessie F. Henson, 81, of Bismarck, died Sept. 16 1983, at Farmington Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 7 1902 in Doe Run to the late George and Lillian Bayless Plummer. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henson.

She is survived by four daughters: Aline (Mrs. Paul) Bates, of Ironton, Alma (Mrs. Otto) Bates, of St. Louis, Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds, of Doe Run and
Patricia (Mrs. Melvin) Arbie, of Live Oak, Fla.; two brothers: Harold Plummer, of Bismarck and Carl Plummer, of Independence; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 7 p. m. Saturday at the Caldwell Funeral Home in Bismarck. Services will be held 2 p. m.
Sunday at the Iron Mountain Assembly of God Church.
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DR. A.J. PROSSER
Dr. A.J. Prosser of St. Louis, Mo., died yesterday.  He spent a few years of his early professional life here, and is well known to many of our citizens.  He was one of the Charter members of Crystal Lodge K.of P. No. 50.  Dr. Prosser married esther Eversole, a sister of Mrs. B.H. Marbury, and he and his wife spent the first years of their married life here.  He will be buried at Caledonia tomorrow.  The Times extends sympathy to the bereaved friends and relatives.
Source: The Farmington Times, Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo., Nov. 12 1915

ALICE RICKMAR

Alice Rickmar, 86, Farmington, was born Sept. 16, 1891, in St. Francois County and died Nov. 15 1977, at Mineral Area Osteopathic Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Franklin and Rosa Green Sago.

Surviving are: two sons, Albert Rickmar, Bismarck, and Orville Rickmar, Troy; four daughters, Juanita (Mrs. Robert) Covington, St. Louis, Thelma (Mrs. Bill) Glenn, Desloge, Bernice (Mrs. Don) Hankins, Farmington, and Shirley (Mrs. Joe) Brewer, Sheridan, Ark.; two sister, Mary Lipkings, Ogden, Utah, and Dorothy Coulter, Fredericktown; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rickmar is in state at Shipman and Sons Funeral Home in Bismarck.
Chapel services are scheduled for 2 p. m. Friday with the Rev. Dennis Crader officiating.
Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery.

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GRACE REDDEN
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Obit: Mrs. Grace Redden was born on 30 May, 1884 in Clark County, Illinois and died 11 February, 1973. being aged 88 years 8 months and 11 days.
She was a daughter of the late Calvin Wells and Mary Ann Sweet Wells.
Mrs. Redden had lived in Fredericktown but had formerly been a resident of Farmington.
She was united in marriage to P. O. Redden, who preceded her in death. She is survived by several grand-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at one O'clock on Tuesday afternoon in the Chapel at Miller's Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Hartenberger.
Internment was in Parkview Cemetery with Miller service.

GROVER YOUNG
Grover Young, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Young passed away at their home Monday at 2:30 p.m.  Acute complication of diseases was the cause of the young man's death.  Grover was a bright young Christian man of high ideals.  His pleasing personality had won a large circle of friends, who will be deeply grieved to learn of his untimely departure.  The funeral services were conducted at the Three Riuvers Baptist Church by Rev. O.H.L.  Cunningham Wednesday evening at 2:30.  From Three Rivers the body was conveyed to the Woodman cemetery and interred to await resurrection.
Besides a devoted father and mother he leaves three sisters and a brother to mourn their great loss.  The Times joins a host of friends, extending sympathy to the bereaved.
Source: The Farmington Times, Farmington, St. Francois County, November 12, 1915

 

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