Brenda Sue Phillips Hensley, a loving wife, mother and sister went home to be with the Lord on May 10, surrounded by her husband and three daughters.
She fought a courageous battle with cancer for more than a year. Her faith in God, strong will to live and her tenacious and feisty spirit was an inspiration to others and she will be greatly missed.
Brenda is preceded in death by her father, Kyle Kennedy; brother, Carvin Kennedy; father-in-law, Glen Hensley; mother-in-law, Joanne Hensley; nephews, Phillip Armes and Brian Hensley.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jerry Hensley; mother, Nancy Kennedy; daughters, Nancy Ward and son-in-law David, Michelle Bertram and son-in-law Chuck and Melanie Garner and son-in-law Chad; grandchildren, Erika Gorsuch and husband Tyler, Jordan Ward, Nathaniel Bertram, Brittany Bertram, Brooks Garner, Blake Garner and Bryce Garner. Her precious great-granddaughter, Destini Ward. Siblings include, Linda Lowe and brother-in-law Lonnie, Kurlin Kennedy and sister-in-law Patricia, Wanda Armes and brother-in-law William, Norma Armes and brother-in-law Ronald and Dean Bunch and brother-in-law Lonnie; sister, Lorene Kennedy; brother, Ray Kennedy and wife Nancy; a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends; and precious caregivers, Evelyn Couch and Renea Smith.
The family received friends May 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. with Bro. Pitney Seiber and Bro. Jonathan Lloyd officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Petros Cemetery, Petros.
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg is in charge of arrangements.