BENTON - Kelsi Marie Essner, 8, died at 9:05 p.m. Dec. 15, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Nov. 14, 1993, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ronald Joseph and Laura Anne Riley Essner, she was a second grade student at St. Denis Catholic School. She was also a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton.
Survivors in addition to her parents include: four brothers, Ryan Essner, Lance Essner, Ross Essner and Seth Essner of the home; her paternal grandparents, Paul and Geneva Essner of Benton; and her maternal grandparents, Richard Riley of Blodgett and Carol Riley of Benton.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, where a prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Denis Catholic Church with the Rev. Normand Varone and the Rev. James Seyer officiating. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
Burial will follow in the St. Denis Cemetery.