Frances Henson

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Frances Henson

SIKESTON — Frances Aline Graham Henson, age 77, passed away April 26, 2022, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Missouri.

She was born January 8, 1945 in Bell City, Missouri, daughter of the late Thurman Walter Graham and Minnie Louella Houchin-Graham. Frances was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She was married to Joseph ‘Paul’ Henson, he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 2017.

Survivors include: three sons, Joseph Henson of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jerome Henson of Sikeston and Jerry Henson of New Orleans, Louisiana; and a great-grandson, Jose Lara of Sikeston, who she raised like her son; two daughters, Betty Lara and Brenda Cortez both of Sikeston; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Frances was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Henson; three brothers, Dennis Graham, Clay Graham, and Albert Graham; one sister, Nadine Rogers; and one grandson, Dustin Henson.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8 a.m. Charles Lutes will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Missouri.

Pallbearers will be: Joseph Henson, Jerry Henson, Jerome Henson, Polo Cortez, Andrew Irvin and Austin Henson.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Jose Lara, Polo Cortez, Steven Henson, Kirk Butler, Kyle Irvin, Justin Irvin and Tanner Henson.