Peyton Wallyce Dempsey, 7, of Festus died Oct. 7, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Peyton was a first grade student at Hillsboro Elementary. Born Feb. 22, 2012, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of John Dempsey of De Soto and Danielle (Sickmeier) of Festus.
She is survived by a sister: Libby Sickmeier; four grandparents: Allen and Roxanne Sickmeier of De Soto, Keith Dempsey of De Soto and Sharon Airsman of Barnhart; two uncles: Josh Dempsey of De Soto and Allen (Susan) Sickmeier of De Soto; an aunt: Kristie “TT” Weber; a godmother: Julie Radford; and two cousins: Bailey and Josie Sickmeier.
A funeral service was held Oct. 12 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome Foundation at http://www.mmihs.org/mmihs-foundation-inc/. Arrangements were under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto.