Eleanor M. (DeLong) Hensinger, 80, of Macungie, formerly of Kutztown, died Dec. 27, 2012 in her residence, Lehigh Commons Senior Living.
She was the wife of Elmer F. "Buddy" Hensinger. They were married Aug. 11, 1953.
Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late George R. and Luella C. (Weidner) DeLong.
Mrs. Hensinger was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion's Union Church, Kutztown.
Eleanor was a member for many years of Kutztown Lioness Club and served as its first president in 1970. She was also a member of Kutztown Fire Company, Kutztown Rod & Gun Club and was a lifetime member of Kutztown Grange #1836. She recently received a pin for 70 years of membership.
Mrs. Hensinger was employed by Kutztown University, The Lutheran Home at Topton, and Carl R. Bieber, Inc. She also co-owned and operated the former Hensinger's Restaurant, Kutztown. Following her retirement she was a professional shuffleboard player, touring the state of Florida to compete in tournaments.
Survivors: Husband, Daughter, Deborah L. (Hensinger) Berger, Kutztown; Son, Randy E., husband of Donna (Bauman) Hensinger, Kempton. Other survivors include Brothers, Richard G. DeLong, Ocean City, Md., and James B., husband of Alice (Lutz) DeLong, Lawrenceville, Tioga County; Grandchildren, Kerry A., husband of Trisha L. (Weigle) Berger, Kutztown, Kelly M. (Berger), wife of Andrew C. Weisner, Lenhartsville, Magenta J. and Jade A. Hensinger, both of Kempton; Great Grandchildren, Marisa L. and Sadie S. Berger and Konnor B. Weisner. She was predeceased by sisters, Cindy DeLong and Anna (DeLong) Bauman
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown with Reverend Jimmy Lee Werley officiating. Inurnment is private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Zion's Union Church, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, PA 19530 or Life Choice Hospice, 10 Zion's Church Road, Suite 204, Shoemakersville, PA 19555. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.