Jean Ann Henson died unexpectedly at St Francis Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, September 7, 2020, at the young age of 87. Her ashes will be buried at Pilot Knob Cemetery, Rolla, Missouri, between her husband of almost 60 years, Earnie Floyd Henson, and her adopted son, Tim Gresham. She was, also, preceded in death by her granddaughter, Melissa LeeAnn (Palmer) Breite, and granddaughter, Tammy Henson.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Doug) Palmer, of Ste Genevieve, granddaughters Jessica (Waylon) Baker, Pleasant Hope, Missouri, and Allana (Brock) Johnson, University City, Missouri. Great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Taylor, Aubrey, Isaiah, Edlyn, and great-great-grandson, Ryker.
Her stepsons, Vic (Jackie) Henson, Rolla, and Lester “Pug” (Linda) Henson, St James, Missouri. Grandchildren Tina, John, Chad, Belinda, Danielle, Kimberly, Tiffany, and an abundant blessing of great and great great grandchildren.
Jean moved to Ste Gen after her husband passed, to be close to her daughter and she never met a stranger! She loved and was loved fiercely by all. She was involved in numerous organizations, clubs, and volunteered all over town. Before her passing she enjoyed her favorite Friday night dinner of stuffed mushrooms at Audubon’s and visiting and dancing with friends at town establishments before the evening’s end. She loved her churches and church families and enjoyed singing in church choirs, praying for people and telling them about her Jesus.
Momma, I love you. You were an ornery old woman sometimes, but you spoiled us rotten. We know as you party in heaven, you’ll be preparing that dance floor for all of us whom you beat there! Until we meet again…after while, crocodile.
Please no flowers to the family, we ask you bless Jean’s favorite charity the Helping Hands Food Pantry of the First Presbyterian Church, 160 South Main, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.