MARION — Valerie S. Aikman Henshaw, 64, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at home.
Valerie was born June 20, 1955, to Sam V. and Elflora (Kaeser) Aikman in Marion.
For many years she was a caregiver for several members of her family and others.
Valerie is survived by her son, Christopher Henshaw of Marion; mother, Elflora K. Aikman of Marion; sister and brother-in-law, Vicki and Jeff Hayes of Herrin; brother and sister-in-law, Vance and Marla Aikman of Marion; brother and sister-in-law, Vick and Janice Aikman of Robinson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Valerie was preceded in death by her father, Sam V. Aikman; and niece and nephew, Alexis and Brett Aikman, among other dear family members.
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She will be sadly missed.
Per Valerie's wishes, she will be cremated and a private family ceremony will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the donors' choice or to the family to help defray funeral expenses.
Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements.
To leave a story or memory of Valerie, visit www.meredithfh.com.