JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Sam Allen Henry

Sam Allen Henry, 55, of Belle Rive, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, 
at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born in Jefferson County on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1954, a son of Ross and Maxine 
(Chambliss) Henry. He married Judy A. Bergbower on Jan. 16, 1973, in Mt. Vernon, and 
she preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2006.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Sam is survived by his mother, Maxine Henry of Bluford; son, Sammie A. Henry and wife 
Kelley of Belle Rive; daughter, Amy Drennan of Wayne City; five grandchildren, Tyler, 
Emma and Raegan Henry of Belle Rive and Ethan and Kendyl Drennan of Wayne City; three 
brothers, Gary Henry of Mt. Vernon, Larry Henry of Dix and Danny Henry of Bluford, 
four sisters, Doris Bass of Keenes, Iris Shell of Keenes, Sharon Shaw of Keenes and Alice 
Brookman of Bluford; and several nieces and nephews.

His wife; his father; one brother, Earl Henry; a nephew, Trevas Henry; an infant niece, 
Mary Bass; and an infant nephew, Buddy, preceded him in death.

Sam was a coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers Association.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the donor's choice and will be accepted 
at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com, or 
mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been 
entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit 
www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.  

      

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 2/17/2009 
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