Herman Sylvester Hudson, 85, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at his home.

Herman Sylvester Hudson, 85, of Palmyra, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at his home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Father Basil Eruo will officiate. Burial with full military rites will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Palmyra.  The Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. followng visitation.

Herman was born Dec. 14, 1932, in rural Hannibal to Everett  C. and Anna Shear Hudson.

He was married to Martha Scheveling on Nov. 24, 1955, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Palmyra. She survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Elaine Marie Widaman, Palmyra; two sons, Everett Henry Hudson (Heather), Palmyra, and Herman Sylvester Hudson II (Heather D.), Palmyra; three brothers, Kenneth Hudson, Hannibal, Gilbert Hudson, Hannibal, and Ted Hudson (Theresa), Palmyra; two sisters, Alma Johnston, Hannibal, and Marie Thorington, Palmyra; eight grandchildren, Nicole Grindstaff, Eden Etteldorf, Emily Barrick, Elizabeth Gause, Everette "Buddy" Hudson, Rhianna Hudson, Brennan Hudson and Cainnon Hudson, 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.

He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Arthur, Paul, Clarence, Harold and Urban; one sister, Margaret; and two sons, George and Joseph Hudson.

Herman worked at Gardner Denver for 43 years, retiring in 1999.

He was a coon hunter and enjoyed fishing. He farmed his whole life on his family farm, which he later purchased in 1983.

Herman enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Michael Hudson, Gilbert Hudson Jr., Steve Hudson, Dennis Hudson, Bill Hudson, Dale Hudson, Rock Hudson and Kenny Ray Hudson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Hudson, Andy Hudson, Danny Joe Hudson, Tom Hudson, Robert Hudson, Ronald Hudson, Jim Hudson, Gary Wayne Hudson, Larry Hudson, Brad Hudson, Jerry Hudson, Arthur Lee Hudson and Bill Garner.

Online condolences may be made at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com