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. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel 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.
Burial will follow in the St. Denis Cemetery.