May A. Hensel
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95 of Dover and formerly of Baltic, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at 9:12 p.m. in Park Village Health Care Center at Dover. Born July 19, 1918 in Atlanta, Ga. she was a daughter of the late Ralph D. and Annie (Witherspoon) Kestler. 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 Aug. 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 two 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 two sons, Clyde L. Hensel and Ronnie Hensel; two sisters, Ann Conner and Beulah Kestler; and a brother, Ralph W. Kestler.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. 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 (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.
Published in The Times Reporter on Sept. 17, 2013