Fern Hency

Thursday, March 2, 2006

BENTON, Mo. -- Katherine Fern Hency, 65, of Benton died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Feb. 11, 1941, at Oriole, daughter of Jesse Eugene and Mary Katherine McLain Wissman. She and Don Hency were married Aug. 10, 1968.

Hency was a seamstress and child-care provider. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church at Chaffee, and Scott City VFW Auxiliary to Post 6407. She was a former member of Scott City Garden Club.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Greg Hency of Benton, Jeff Hency of Scott City, Kenny Hency of Chaffee, Mo.; two daughters, Kathy Smith of Kansas City, Mo., Holly LaRose of Cape Girardeau; her mother of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, Wayne and Mark Wissman of Fruitland, Donnie Wissman of Sedgewickville, Mo., Zane Wissman of Oak Ridge; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee after 4 p.m. today. Parish prayers will be at 6:30.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Church, with the Rev. Ralph Duffner officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.