She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia and retired as a science teacher after 27 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church at Baltic, the Baltic Women’s Club and the Eastern Star Lodge at West Lafayette. Her husband Clyde Odie Hensel, Sr. whom she married August 19, 1956, preceded her in death on April 12, 2002.
She is survived by her children Annie (Jim) Ruth of Tallahassee, Fla., Bonnie Jean Cooper of Brewster, Clyde O. (Susie) Hensel, Jr. of Dover, Ralph N. (Ann) Hensel of Sugarcreek, Jonathon A. (Gratziela) Hensel of Denver, Colorado and Larry R. (Anita) Hensel of Perry Township; 21 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 2 sisters in law Nancy Hensel of Massillon and Nancy Hensel of Canton.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 2 sons Clyde L. Hensel and Ronnie Hensel; 2 sisters Ann Conner and Beulah Kestler and a brother Ralph W. Kestler.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the St. John Lutheran Church at Baltic with Rev. John Paul Maroni officiating. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery at Baltic. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00 (Noon) until time of services at the church. Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Sugarcreek Library. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home’s website to share a memory and sign the guest register.