Everett Henshaw, Jr.

May 15th, 1935 - Jul 6th, 2017


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Jul. 15th, 2017


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Jul. 15th, 2017

Everett Henshaw, Jr.

Everett Henshaw, Jr., 82, of Carterville, formerly of Marion, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm at Heartland Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

“Junior” was born May 15, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Everett, Sr. & Edith (Hogue) Henshaw. He married Connie Fetters on July 29, 1983 in Marion and together they have shared over 33 years of marriage.

“Junior” served in the US Army, working in the White House Secret Service under President Dwight D. Eisenhauer from 1958 – 1960. He returned home joining his father in the family trucking business, Henshaw Wholesale Lumber and Grain, later becoming owner/operator.  He retired as an over the road truck driver in 2010.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Marion.

In addition to his wife, Connie he is survived by his;

Four children;

Sue Frey Strothmann and husband Gary of Carterville

Joyce Cato of Marion

Kip Mandrell and wife Eva of Grayslake

Nikki Meracle of Florrisant, Missouri


Alexandria Frey of Carterville

Daniel Frey of Carterville

Stacy Cato of Marion

Nicki Holmes (Toby) of Kingsland, Georgia

Jessica Mandrell of Steelville

Errol Mandrell of Seattle, Washington

Chelsey Meracle of Fenton, Missouri

Blake Meracle of Florrisant, Missouri

Bryce Meracle of West Frankfort

Zachary Maxwell of Belfair, Washington

Alexa Maxwell of Grayslake

Great Grandchildren;

Walter Nieds, IV of Carterville

Tobias Phinney of Marion

River & Brooks Holmes of Kingsland, Georgia

Sister – Mary Sue Childers of Marion

Brother-in-law – Dean Rose of Marion

Sister-in-law – Arna White of Marion

Sister-in-law – Sandy Tobin and husband Ron of Plankinton, South Dakota

Brother-in-law – Kevin Fetters and wife Leigh Ann of Rosebud

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Preceded by his Parents, grandson – Jacob Vaughn Cato, sister – Priscilla Presley, sister – Betty Rose.

Graveside services will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Bob Wagner officiating. Military rites will be presented by members of the V.F.W. Post #1301, American Legion Post #147 and National Guard Detail Unit. Followed by a Celebration of Life memorial service at 2 pm at Celebrations Event Center, 1305 Crane Drive in Marion (formerly the Marion Golf Course and Clubhouse).  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959.







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  • Guest: Alan Fox

    From: Wilmington, Illinois

    Date: July 10, 2017

    Henshaw Family– So sorry to learn of Jr’s passing. He and I were on the same bowling team in the early 1960’s. After I left Marion in 1965 I could always keep up with the Henshaw family through Mae Pulley who worked for my mother in Fox Flowers. I would visit Mae every time I returned to Marion and she would bring me up to date.

    I pray that God surrounds your entire family with his grace to help in the days ahead.

    With deepest sympathy.