Shirley Jean Hensley

05/18/1937 – 03/29/2019

Obituary for Shirley Jean Hensley

Shirley Jean Hensley, 81, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. She was born on May 18, 1937 in Sedalia, MO, the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Wheeler) Ridenour, who preceded her in death.

On October 30, 1954 in Harrison, AR, she was united in marriage to Floyd Wayne Hensley, who preceded her in death on June 6, 1996.

Shirley enjoyed reading, crocheting, her monthly breakfast with her best friend, and monthly get together with her co-workers from Inter-State Studio. She loved going to the casino in Boonville and shopping with her family. Shirley especially loved spending time with family.

Survivors include two sons, Jack W. Hensley of Sedalia and Robert W. Hensley (Carla) of Columbia, MO; three daughters, Brenda White (Greg) of Sedalia, Jeannie Wilson of Sedalia, and Lorrie Campbell (Joe) of Ionia, MO; a sister, Mary Gaylord of Sedalia; eighteen grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Hensley; three sisters, Joanna M. Lindsey, Rose M. McGirl, and Pearl Barker; a brother, George Ridenour; and a granddaughter, Amanda Hensley.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 3, 2019 at Rea Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Hankins officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be at Crown Hill, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ernie Craig, Jack Hensley, Michael Boyd, Matt Boyd, Marcus Wilson, and Caleb Campbell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

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Still remember your words of wisdom when we talked on the phone… I could not have wished for a better Aunt. I Love and Miss You very much.. Cathy.
– Cathy Davis
Still missing you.. I think about you often. I remember all the fun times we all had when I was young at the Family Reunions…I will always think of you, the Memories and the fun we all had. May you rest in Peace.. Love You, Cathy
– Cathy Davis
Lorrie,,Brenda and families, I just learned this morning of your mothers passing. Please accept my sympathy and know my prayers are with you all. Janet
– Janet Proctor
So sorry to see you go my friend of many years. We, l will miss you! Look down on ius and help us through are difficult times….until we met again. You deserve his rewards and REST my friend. Go Rest on the Mountain and Take my hand precious Lord. – Peggy your friend always!
– Peggy
Aunt Jeannie, Your Light Shines upon us and you will always be in our Hearts God and Family met you at Heavens Golden Gate. You will be deeply missed by all of us. Love You Forever and Always, Cathy. Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: ” Peace Be Thine.” To Aunt Jeannie who will be Greatly missed, my Heart goes out to the Family.
– Cathy
we’re so sorry for your loss, but your loss is Joy Bryant’s gain – you girls behave there in heaven and enjoy your casino in the sky
– linda warren
Your Interstate girls will miss you terribly. God has special place for you. We will see you soon. Goodbye ftiend
– Sandy
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Wonderful lady!
– Connie Teeter
I am sorry for ur loss. Now god will take care of her
– Marjie

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