Thelma Henson



Thelma Karen Henson, 78, Dixon, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Cedar Point, Rolla.

She was born Nov. 5, 1943, to Ora Leroy and Bonnie Marjorie (Dambach) Hutson in Vienna.

She was united in marriage to Paul Dell Henson, May 18, 1962, in Richland.

Karen was attending Sheppard Baptist Church, near Dixon, long as her health permitted prior to her passing. Karen was owner and operator of Henson Day Care, Dixon, for over fifty years prior to her retirement.

She was preceded in death by parents Ora and Bonnie; brother Larry Don Hutson; grandson Dustin Robert Teel; sister-in-law Wanda Evelena Hutson; and brother-in law Lloyd Allen Henson.

She is survived by husband Paul, of almost sixty years, of their home in Dixon; children LaGail Teel of Rolla, Mark Henson of rural Dixon, and Kari Hammond of Vienna; brothers Billy Hutson of Vienna, and Edward Hutson and wife Vickie of Jefferson City; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Marie Hutson Bell and husband Franz and Marie Henson all of Dixon, and Lillian Brandt and husband Eddie of Stoutland; and six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon, with Bro. Eddie Brandt officiating. Interment was in Dixon Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to Dixon Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon.