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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


  Shirley Jean Henry, 53 of Thayer, Missouri passed away March 15, 2023, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 4, 1969, in Salem, Arkansas to Linda Sue Reeves.

  She was united in marriage on February 6, 1998, in Alton, Missouri to Randall Dale Henry. Within this union  two children were born, Cheyenne Rena Henry and Rebecca Lynn Henry both of Thayer, Missouri.

  Shirley enjoyed going fishing, playing bingo, going bowling and scratching lottery tickets. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

  She is survived by four children Amanda Jean Branscum, Crystal Renee Baker, Cheyenne Renea Henry and Rebecca Lynn Henry, husband Greg all of Thayer, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren Barton, Kirsten, Kylie, Haylie, Kizie, Maddison, Kianna, Nichole, Stanley, Ahmearah Mae, Rayne, Kaisleigh, Jr, Abby and Aubrey; two great-grandchildren Ella and Paxton; one sister Donna Sue Bransum of Bradford, Arkansas; three brothers Ronnie Dale Branscum of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, Ricky Lee Branscum, wife Sarah of Glenco, Arkansas, and Jerry Lynn Peterson of Thayer, Missouri.

  She is preceded in death by her mother; her husband; one sister Leveda Ann Branscum; and one son Keith Waymon Tune.


  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be Wednesday March 22, at 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

  Interment will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Norman Cemetery, Alton Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Joyce Holloway todd
    March 18, 2023 @ 9:26 pm

    Rest in peace my beautiful friend you were married to my nephew and I miss you both dearly

  2. Noel Blanchard
    March 19, 2023 @ 7:43 pm

    RIP Shirley. I was saddened to hear of your passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all you have done for me, caring for Cinda before her time of passing. ??

  3. Stacie A Downen
    March 21, 2023 @ 9:34 am

    To all u lady’s I’m so sorry about ur mom I know it’s hard but she is in a better place with Randy now . Love ya’s ❤️ ? ?

  4. Terri Hull
    March 21, 2023 @ 1:03 pm

    Rebecca and All , So sorry for your loss ! My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

  5. Marva Caldwell
    March 22, 2023 @ 9:53 am

    Rest in peace, Shirley. Prayers for your family.