Peterson Funeral Chapel


Ricky Dean Henson, 66, of Verona passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the Mt. Vernon Place Care.

Rick was born on February 12, 1955 in Barry Co. Missouri, son of the late Carl (Stem) Henson and Ruth (Daniel) Henson. Rick spent several years farming and he worked other jobs, however he was most affectionately known for his love of trading and finding deals for his family and friends.

Rick is survived by his life Partner, Hershey Roden of the home; one honorary daughter, Betty Harris of the home; one brother, Mark Henson and wife, Belinda of Pierce City; sister-in-law, Janice Henson of Verona; as well as five nieces, one nephew and several great-nieces and nephews. Rick is also survived by step-children, Alisha Stewart of Pierce City, Genie Chapman of Independence and Lavania Toombs of Aurora.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruth Henson; brother, Timothy Henson; and a host of extended family and his beloved dog, Radar. He will be dearly missed by many.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Calton Cemetery near Pleasant Ridge under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.