PUXICO - Louise Henson, 83, died Jan. 27, 2005, at Pine Lawn Residential Care in Puxico.
Born Jan. 25, 1922, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas H. and Ruby Harvey Griffin, she lived in Puxico most of her life and was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico. She had been a clerk for the Puxico Mercantile and also worked with her husband for Watkins and Sons Funeral Service from 1984 to 1994.
On Feb. 22, 1941, in Vanduser, she married Paul J. Henson who preceded her in death on May 22, 1999.
One brother, J.H. "Buss" Griffin, and one sister, Hazel Griffin, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Ann Henson of Festus; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pauletta and Willard Reese of Conway, Ark., and Nelda and Bill Burge of Puxico; three sisters, Jean Roberts and Dorothy Arnold of Bedford, Ind., and Edith Parks of Puxico; five brothers, Arch Griffin of Memphis, Tenn., Tommy Griffin of Cedar Park, Texas, M.E. "Bud" Griffin of Bedford, Glen H. Griffin of Lees Summit and Carl "Dub" Griffin of Puxico; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at 2 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. Elder Don Adams of Matthews, Elder Ernie Cate of Puxico and Elder Paul Roberts of Alpena, Mich., will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Puxico Cemetery.