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AGE: 69 • Chesnee, SC
Carol Barbara Kraus Hensel, 69, of 552 Dillon Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was first married to Wayne Gerstenacker of Howell, NJ, was the wife of Raymond Frank Hensel and was the daughter of Lillian Jensen Kraus of Spartanburg and the late Gerard Kraus. Mrs. Hensel was a retired dental assistant, loved yoga, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
She is also survived by a son, Erik Gerstenacker and wife, Devonne of Gaffney; two daughters, Lauren Jablonski and husband, James of Howell, NJ and Tara Gerstenacker of Howell, NJ; a brother, Gerard Kraus and wife, Tina of Gaffney; two sisters, Linda Bennett and husband, Bill of Howell, NJ and Ellen Scovil and husband, Randy of GA; nine grandchildren, Jared Jablonski, Karsyn Jablonski, Eden Jablonski, Tori Gerstenacker, Adrian Purpura, Chelsea Page, Gunther Gerstenacker, Quinton Gerstenacker and Thadeus Gerstenacker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: St Paul's Lutheran Church, 1600 W. Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, SC 29341. The family will be at the residence, 552 Dillon Street, Chesnee. An online guest register is available at www.blakely funeralhome.com.
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC
Ely Funeral Home -Michael J. Ely, Mgr., NJ Lic. 4729
3316 State Hwy 33 Neptune, NJ 07753
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 29, 2013