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Mrs. Lena Hensley, 81, of Thorntown, passed away July 20, 2017, at Parkwood in Lebanon. Lena was born on Dec. 12, 1935, in Harlan, Ky., the daughter of the now late Byrd and Cindy (Shope) Blanton.
She was married to Wright Hensley. He passed away in May.
Lena worked for Best Lock Corp. as a production associate.
She loved decorating and cooking; she was a true "Southern Bell." Her family and church family were very important to her.
Survivors include her sons, Leon (Amy) Hensley of Thorntown and Melvin (Debbie) Hensley of Martinsville; her brother, Jack Blanton of Middletown; her sisters, Mary (E.B.) Mulligan of Lexington, Ky., Jean (Bill) Gibson of Virginia, Berdina (the late George) Hensley, Sheri (Stanley) Smith, Brenda Rouse of Lexington, Gail (Barry) Schraeder of Marietta, Ga., and Debbie (Ray) Hollets of Nashville, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Daniel Hensley, Crystal (Tommy) Lohman, Allyson Hensley, Brittany Hensley and Andrew Hensley; and her great-grandchild, Sage Rose Hensley. Lena was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a brother, Harry Blanton; and infant son, Stanley Raymond Hensley.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, July 23, for visitation from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 4 p.m., with Pastor Steve Branstutter officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Lena will be laid to rest at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Bethel Tabernacle Church of God, 661 W. 400 S, Kokomo, IN 46902.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on July 20, 2017
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