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Edna Fatheree

Jun 20th, 1930 - Jan 1st, 2022

A private graveside committal is planned for a later date at Powers Cemetery, near Xenia.


     Edna Mae Fatheree, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday evening, January 1, 2022, at Clay County Hospital.

     She was born June 20, 1930, in Xenia, the daughter of Samuel Levi and Nettie Flossie (Cameron) Henson.  She married Dallas G. Fatheree on August 28, 1973, in Flora.  He preceded her in death January 5, 2014.

     Edna was an avid gardener, a caring pet owner of dogs and cats over the years, and appreciated countless opportunities to go fishing throughout her lifetime while developing impressive skill at handling a rod and reel.  She and Dallas also shared a love of dancing together.  Edna enjoyed attending family activities and warmly welcomed visits from her grandkids over the years, making good memories that they will forever remember.

     She is survived by 3 sons: Vern (Gail) Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dan (Wendy) Johnson of Flora, and James E. (Linda) Ross of Effingham; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death her parents; husband; and 1 sister and 4 brothers: Eileen Jones, Paul Henson, Noel “Doc” Henson, Sammie Henson, and Glen Henson.

     A private graveside committal is planned for a later date at Powers Cemetery, near Xenia.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  Memorial donations remembering Edna are suggested to Fur A Good Paws in Flora, and these may be sent to the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Kent & Debbie Kessler and family

January 2nd

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Hostettler

January 2nd

Miss Edna was a wonderful and fascinating lady!! Prayers with all of you!

David & Carolyn Henson

January 3rd

Many prayers for you Vern, Dan, & Jim❤

Chuck & Margaret (Henson) Mattmiller

January 3rd

You were a shining star in our family. Heaven gained an angel with you. This has now joined you, Dallas, your parents & siblings together again. Rejoice in your new beautiful world free of pain. Prayers for the family.

Tina Allison Simmons

January 3rd

Im so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of her and your family! May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Leslie Colclasure

January 3rd

Miss Edna is the sweetest lady I have ever met. I loved talking to her. I sure am going to miss her. Prayers for the family.

Janie and Mike Wrhel

January 3rd

So sorry for your loss, You all will be in our Thoughts and Prayers!!

Jack and Paulette Simmons

January 3rd

I am so sorry for your loss, Vernon,Danny and Jim. Your mom was a special lady and I loved her very much. We will miss her very much. God Bless You Aunt Edna ! I am praying for her family and friends.

Sandra (Cannon) Tipsword

January 3rd

So sorry for your loss Dan.

Kayla Swank

January 3rd

Jim, Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

Andrea Bussman

January 3rd

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss

Frances Work

January 3rd

So sorry to hear of Edna Mae's passing. She was always a sweetheart. My heart goes out to all the family. She always treated me like one of her own. I know uncle Glen and aunt Jean are enjoying her company once again. God bless and prayers to all the family.

Vickie Sachau

January 4th

Worked many years with this dear sweet lady. And yes she loved animals and loved her sons so very much I know she is in Heaven with Dallas

Alan & Tammie Mullins

January 4th

Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Donovan, Michelle, & Sam

January 6th

The world lost one of the most amazing people on Saturday. My gramma, my Baba, my champion, my idol really. She was 4’11 of fiery red-headed passion. She was never afraid to tell someone how “the cows ate the cabbage”. She had the biggest heart and she fiercely adored all her grands. She was so excited to welcome her newest Grand—little Samuel Levi. To say she will be missed is the understatement of the century. Family. Love. Truth. Morals. Toughness. Edna Mae, you were one phenomenal lady.


January 9th

Edna Mae, you were one of my best friends and Resturant work-mates in the 1950s. Work, double dates, fun and we kept in touch for all these years. Hated to hear you've gone. See you later.



Mark&Karen Jones
Jerry and Mary Ellis
Kent & Debbie Kessler and family
Sharon and Mike Gray
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Bud & Linda ( King) Martin
Cheryl McCarty
Tom and Maria "Button" Pemberton
Linda Lawrence
The Wilkins family
David & Carolyn Henson
Walt & Doloris Brewer
Jim and Linda (King) Grove
June Payne
Tony and Janice Randall
David Bryden
Janie and Mike Wrhel
Brenda Burkett Woolever
Fur a Good Paws Rescue and Adoption Center
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Herb and Becky Henson Sr
Clara Booth
Vera Craig
Jim and Brenda Thompson
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Paulette and Jack Simmons
Vickie Simpson/Class of 1969
Joe and Sue Martin
Nikki Lake
Craig & Karlyn Bartley
Frances Work
Mark Dunnigan
Rick and Trudy Stanford
Pennie & Charlie Fatheree
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Donna (Bowen)Hartke
Tina Henson Branham 💕
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Connie and Richard Knarr
Nicola Wattles
Norma (Fatheree) and Ivan Barnett
Dennis and Christy Uphold
Donovan, Michelle, and Sam.
Annie Hays


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