Kelsi Essner

Monday, December 17, 2001

BENTON, Mo. -- Kelsi Marie Essner, 8, of Benton died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Nov. 14, 1993, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ronald Joseph and Laura Anne Riley Essner.

Essner was a second-grader at St. Denis Catholic School and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton.

Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Paul and Geneva Essner of Benton; maternal grandfather Richard Riley of Blodgett, Mo., and grandmother Carol Riley of Benton; and four brothers, Ryan Essner, Lance Essner, Ross Essner and Seth Essner, all of Benton.

Friends may call at St. Denis Church from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. The Revs. Normand Varone and James Seyer will officiate with burial in St. Denis Cemetery.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.