In Loving Memory…

Charity L. Henson

Charity L. Henson, 38, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

She was born January 8, 1982, in Sedalia, daughter of Ricky L. and Cheryl C. (Gresham) Lashley.

On September 14, 2008, in Sedalia, she married Anthony Henson.

Charity attended Smith-Cotton High School and State Fair Community College. She was always a good student. Things that brought her joy were singing, dancing and teaching dance, cooking, shopping, making tutus, drawing, painting, crafts, and adult coloring books. She loved coffee and sweets.

Charity was a volunteer for the Children’s Therapy Center. She loved everyone and was never judgmental. She had a strong faith in God and was a member of LifePointe Church. Her presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her husband, Anthony Henson, of the home; her father, Rick Lashley (Barb), of Cole Camp; her mother, Cheryl Lahmeyer (Brad), of Sedalia; four children, Mackenzie Zeiler (fiancé, Clifford Brown), of Sedalia, Brian Hernandez, of North Little Rock, AR, Ashton Henson, of Sedalia, and Logan Henson, of Sedalia; granddaughter, Paisley;  two siblings, Christy Karman (Duane), of Sedalia, and Andrew Lashley, of Sedalia; six step-siblings, Brianna Fairchild (Dillon), of Texas, Benjamin Lahmeyer, of Sedalia, Brandon Lahmeyer (Johna), of Sedalia, Samantha Carter, of Sedalia, Sarah Priesendorf, of Sedalia, and Jessica MacNuff, of Hampton, VA; father-in-law, Steve Henson (Jan); brother-in-law, Steve Henson, Jr. (Charlotte), of Kansas City; and nieces and nephews, Jacob, Sheldon, Cassandra, Bella, Connor, Jack, Izzi, La’Real, Aniyah, Eddie, Amiya and Zoe.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Marilyn Tillery; aunt, Linda Lockhart; uncle, Danny Gresham; grandmother-in-law, Dorothy Henson; and aunt-in-law, Cindy Henke.

Services will be held at a later time once CDC restrictions due to COVID-19 have been lifted. Please check back here for updates as they become available.

In the meatime, you may sign the guest book between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the family.


  1. Connie Lynne Smith

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  2. Aj and family so so sorry about your loss thinking off you. Sue martin and family

  3. Georgiann Quinn

    My deepest condolences on your loss.

  4. Prayers to your family

  5. Praying for Charity’s family & friends! Wish I had words that could bring peace, but I’m sure she is at peace in heaven! Much love to you all!

  6. My prayers for you all in This Time Of sorrow Charity was loved by a lot of people she will be Greatly Missed GodBless You all.

  7. Cheryl and family prayers for you and family so sorry….
    love Dan and Cindy Homan,
    Danielle and Nicci

  8. Sorry for your loss

  9. You were such a sweet lady, prayers for your loved ones❤️

  10. Tandra Gresham

    This world is a sadder place without your beautiful smile and loving way.

  11. She was a great person, sister and mom. Prayers for family.

  12. Rick, this is such sad news. My heart and prayers are with you. Please know that God is with you during this time. Lean into Him.

  13. Aunt Judy and Uncle Kendall

    SPEAKING from experience, this is the
    time to surround yourself with POSITIVE
    people, places and things.
    REMEMBER, if the Lord brings you to it
    He will bring you through it.!!

  14. Gary and Nancy Romig

    Brother Rick, we know your heart aches. Please know we are thinking about you and your family. We pray for you and ALL of your family in this very difficult time. Charity is at peace.

  15. Chaundra (Chastain) Shults

    So sorry to Charity’s family for this terrible loss. I went to school with Charity and she was always so sweet. God bless you all.

  16. I’m sorry I can’t be there to sign her book and help celebrate her life!!! Holly I love y’all and will continue to pray for your family!!

  17. Sending much love and prayers for comfort n strength to all.. Charity will be missed.😘

  18. Tony & Jennifer

    So sorry for the whole family. Always remember the good times.

  19. Nichole Waggoner

    Rick & Cheryl
    Christy & Andy
    You are all in my heart and my prayers!

  20. Ron & Dianne Thomas

    Sorry for your loss, My thoughts are with you and your family.

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