Troy C. "Bill" Hensley

Friday, February 27, 2015

Troy C. "Bill" Hensley, 92, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, Mo. He was born April 18, 1922, in Milo, the son of Orval Clarence and Lena (Davis) Hensley. On Aug. 12, 1942, he was united in marriage to Opal Faye (Berry) Hensley and she preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1998.

Bill attended school and grew up in Milo and as soon as he was old enough began working on his future father-in-law's farm, which later became his land. During the mid-1970s he began employment with the United States Postal Service and continued that occupation while also farming. He retired from the Postal Service in 1990. He also worked for a time at the ASCS Office.

When time allowed he enjoyed fishing, bowling, and playing cards. But his greatest passion and entertainment was spending time with his grandchildren on the farm. He spent many hours on tractor rides with them and always took the extra time just to be around them. He was a long-time member of the Moundville United Methodist Church before moving his membership to Nevada. He was also a member of the Nevada Elks Lodge and Rural Carriers Association.

Survivors include his children, Marilyn Brownsberger and R.H., of Nevada, Ruth Dahmer and Pat, of Littleton, Colo., and Dale Hensley and Gary Kirsch, of New York, N.Y.; siblings, Robert (Bud) Hensley and Martha, and Bonnie Fay Mitts and Fred; grandchildren, Jeff Coonrod and Lori, Dustin Dahmer and Erin, and Chris Dahmer and Brittney; great-grandchildren, Dylan Coonrod, Marli Coonrod, Lani Coonrod, Dakota Stigall and Taylor; Bronson Dahmer, Opal Kelly, Sadie Dahmer, and Easton Dahmer; one great-great-granddaughter, Blayklee Stigall; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Aside from his wife, Bill was preceded in death by siblings, Glenn, Bill's twin Jack, Rex, Mildred Hedrick and infant siblings, Gladys and Clarence.

Funeral services for Troy C. "Bill" Hensley are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at the United Methodist Church, in Nevada. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada. Interment will follow the service in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in Bill's memory may do so by making a donation to Vernon County Cancer Relief or the Nevada Senior Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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