Obituary and Service Information for Thomas Edwin Dempsey

Dempsey, Thomas Edwin

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Time: 5:00- 8:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm

Service Location:
Mahn Twin City Chapel

Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Pevely, MO


Thomas Edwin Dempsey, 84, of Herculaneum passed away on November 23, 2019 in Festus, Missouri. He was a graduate of Central Missouri University where he earned his Masters of Education. Thomas taught school at Potosi from 1957 – 1968, and worked for the Dunklin School District as Principal of the Pevely Elementary from 1968 – 1990. He was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where he served as an Elder for many years. Thomas enjoyed leather working, camping, gardening, working on cars, watching westerns, spending time with family and he had a love for children.

He was the son of the late Thomas Alexander and Earliean (Lucas) Dempsey, born December 3, 1934 in Potosi, Missouri. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 62 years Maudena (Strange) Dempsey of Herculaneum; daughters Christine Recar of Pevely, Kathleen Conklin-Smith of Herculaneum and Marlene (Estel) Walker of Burlington, IA; a dear son in law Paul Recar; brother Dr. Herbert (Linda) Dempsey of Lees Summit; sisters Janie (Dr. Robert) Dickerson of Rome, GA, Sarah (Robert) Hornsey of Mineral Point; 11 grandchildren Heather Douglas, Danielle Limpert, Eddie McKenzie, Brittanie Burgess, Katie Phenix, Gabriel Conklin, Savannah Walker, Michael Conklin, Kathryn Conklin, Brandon Stanka, Geoff Stringer and Paul Stringer; 7 great grandchildren Connor, Kenzie, Rylee, Briella, Bryson, Maelyn and Gracen. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Jamin Recar.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Mahn Twin City Chapel, Festus.


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