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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

Sue Mae (Pease) Henderson, age 89, of Vandalia, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Visitation was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service was held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music was provided by Marilyn Love – pianist; Ellen Roy – soloist.
Interment took place in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Keith Pease, Eddie Pease, Roger Morris, Darwyn Pease, Gary Pease, and Dan Carr.
Sue Mae (Pease) Henderson was born on December 24, 1925 in rural Vandalia, Missouri, the daughter of Ira Leland and Mabel Isabelle Tallmadge (Kelly) Pease.
She married Earl Wayne Henderson on August 22, 1947 in Bowling Green, Missouri.
She was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended Pleasant Plains rural school.
Sue was a member of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church and enjoyed being a homemaker. Her hobbies included gardening, her flowers, canning and music. Sue was accomplished at playing the piano and the bass. At times over the years, she played in the band that her husband Earl Wayne was a member of.
Survivors include: her husband Earl Wayne, of Vandalia; one brother, Wayne and wife Doris Pease, of Vandalia; two sisters, Dorothy M. Emo, of Freeport, Illinois; Leota Craghead, of Ozark, Missouri; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Janet Sue, that died in infancy; four brothers, Tallmadge Pease, Clifford Pease, Leroy Pease, and Melvin Pease; four sisters, Julia Mae Pease, Viola Mae Maskey, Evelyn Grover, and Mildred Morris.
Memorials are encouraged to the donor’s choice.