Margaret May Henson, 78, of Greenfield, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born September 27, 1942 to John and Virginia (Garrison) Parker. She married Ralph E. Henson, December 21, 1956, in Holly Springs, MS., and together they shared over 61 years. He preceded her in death March 29, 2018
Surviving is one son, Randall Eugene (Julie) Henson of Greenfield, five daughters, Sandra Kay (Mick) Pembrook of Greenfield, Michelle Ann Wallbaum of Franklin, Rebecca Sue (Dan) Bishop of Greenfield, Bonnie Lou (Dave) Martin of Newnan, GA, and Connie Sue Shaw of Bloomington; grandchildren, Denise (Tim) McCutcheon, Travis Hamm, Ashley (Evan) Williams, Brent (Adrian), Jared, and McKenzie Henson, Kayla (Jeff) Whiteside, Leah and Kelly Pembrook, Daniel and Adam Probst, Jake (Amber) Piper, Nick (Kera) Bishop, Michael (Brooke) Bishop, Kristen and Megan Bishop, Skyler, Cole, and River Martin, and Hayden Shaw; and great-grandchildren, Sean, Addison, Jailyn, Easton, Paislee, Hunter, Reese, Bradyn, Cruz, Jade, Hank, Rilen, Braysen, Chevi, Ryatt, Emerson, Reagan, Jett, Cyrus, and Brocke, with two more due this year; a son-in-law, Ollie Hamm, and Wayne (Lisa) Sides whom they raised in their home as a son. Also surviving are her siblings, Francis (Kay) Parker, Marilyn (Donald) Hill, Donna Bates, and Robert (Jill) Snyder; step-siblings, Richard (Charlotte) Parker, Ruth Cox, John Parker, and Laura Lawrence.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Sherry Elizabeth Hamm, a great-granddaughter, Gracie Ann, step-grandparents Ralph and Kate Fulkerson, brothers-in-law, Kevin Bates, Bob Cox and Kenneth Lawrence.
Margaret grew up in Carrollton. She worked at the Carlinville Glove Factory for 20 years, then Mobil Chemical for 30 years. She was a big fan of Elvis Presley’s music and movies. Her hobbies included collecting porcelain dolls, adult coloring books and watching Hallmark movies. She loved vacationing with family and visiting others. She spent most of her time attending her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities. She loved to cook and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She was a mom and grandma to many outside her family. She loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Monday, February 15, at the First Baptist Church north of Greenfield. Visitation will be from 3 until 6 pm Sunday at the church. The family requests that all who wish to attend wear a mask. Burial will follow at the Oak Wood Cemetery north of Greenfield. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, We Care Food Pantry or BJC Hospice. The Shields-Bishop Funeral Home has been entrusted with the services. Please leave an online memory or condolence at shields-bishopfh.com
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