Vern F. Henson II

Vern F. Henson II

Vern F. Henson II, 71, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 2:18 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on May 2, 1951, in Anna, the son of Vern Francis and Ruth McCluskey Henson in Anna. 

He married Barbara Dare on Jan. 26, 1970.

He retired from TVA in 2005. He loved fishing, playing music and the outdoors, until his health did not allow it. 

He leaves his wife, Barbara Henson; son Vern (Teresa) Henson III; two sisters, Marilyn Leach and Teresa Halterman; one brother, Carroll Henson; five grandchildren, Tristan, Paige, Dakota, Matt and Jeremy; two great-grandchildren, Skyla Rose and Logan; one pet, Sassylynn, the he cared for as his own daughter; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Ruth Henson; four sisters, Melba Mixon, Louise Mobley, Loretta Money and Elise Lowell; one son, Larry Henson; and two nephews, Tommy and Nathan.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Friends were asked to meet directly at the cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Crain Funeral Home to assist the family with arrangements. 

Crain Funeral Home in Ullin was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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