About 400 Gather to Mourn Children Killed in Fire
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 400 people gathered to mourn three siblings killed just days before Christmas in a northern Sioux Falls neighborhood.
Fifteen-year-old Michael Hensley, 12-year-old Savannah Coon and 6-year-old Alivia Coon were laid to rest Monday at Celebrate Church in matching caskets covered in blue-and-gray cloth.
The siblings died together in a blaze that engulfed their two-story home on North Main Avenue. Their mother and stepfather, Rhiannon and David White, escaped by jumping out a window.
Family and friends recalled Michael as creative, Savannah as a kind neighbor and Alivia as a little performer.
The Argus Leader reports that the three were buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
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