Mary Elizabeth Henning (66)

Concord, Illinois
Birth: May 14, 1953
Death: August 4, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Henning, 66, of Concord, Illinois, died Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was born May 14, 1953, in Carmi, Illinois, the daughter of George David Walker and Nell (Weasel) Walker.  She was married to Richard A. Henning, III, and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2016.

Mary was an active member of the First Apostolic Church in New Haven, Illinois.  She enjoyed reading her Bible.  Her work career includes Stanley Law Office, White County Abstract Company, Mid-South Barge Company, and Southern Illinois Title Company.  She enjoyed watching old western movies, boating, collecting cook books, cooking for her family, vacationing in Florida with her daughter, sitting in her rocking chair or her porch swing, and spending time with her grandchild, Kolbie.

Survivors include her daughter Kristie (Mariano) Bernhardt of Marco Island, Florida; brother Henry (Olena) Walker of Concord; grandchild Kolbie; nieces and nephews Shannon, Janelle, Eric, Meredith, and Margarita.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Nell Walker; and husband, Richard Henning.

Visitation is 5-7 pm, Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.  Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, August 9, 2019, at Cook Funeral Chapel with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel - Carmi - Thursday, August 8, 2019, 5-7 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel - Carmi - Friday, August 9, 2019, 10 am
Burial: Union Ridge Cemetery - New Haven, Illinois

5 thoughts on “Mary Elizabeth Henning”

  1. Susan R. McCain

    Kristie and family, you have my deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort. Mary was an awesome Christian woman with such a sweet spirit. She has been a dear friend since the Mid-South days. I am thankful to God to have known and loved her. I am certainly going to miss her. God bless and keep you all.

  2. Lesa C Blagburn

    Kristie, you won’t remember me because the last time I saw you, you were a pre-teen, but your Mom was one of my dearest friends. We met when I was just 16 and started working at Stanley Law Office. Mary worked at White County Abstract Company. We went on to work together many years at Stanleys and our friendship grew closer. She was my Maid of Honor in 1992 when I married and my husband and I still cherish the photos and memories. We kept in touch even after I moved 200 miles away to Springfield. She was the sweetest and most caring of people and a very strong Christian. We’ve had many conversations about the Bible over the years. I will miss her so, but I know she has a special place in Heaven.
    God Bless,
    Lesa (Chilton) Blagburn

  3. Jerry Lofberg. Sr.

    Hi Kristie
    You’re Mom sent me some pictures of your family and I’ve enjoyed seeing how grown you’ve become. She spoke of you every time we spoke.
    I heard about her late Yesterday and thought of you.
    I believe Mary has and lived a good life, I also believe she’s in a better place.
    I also believe I was very Blessed to be a small part of her world. It truly was a wonderful World
    May God Bless you and your family.

    An Old Friend


  4. I ran around with your mother when she had her boat down in Golconda. We had such a great time and continued our friendship over the years. The news of her passing was very sad. I’m so sorry for the loss that you have to endure. God bless you all during this sad time.

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