Camille J. Hensey
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Camille J. Hensey

Fort Myers - Kim Hensey (Camille Jane Franks) of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Peoria, Illinois, passed away

on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Thrive at Beachwalk Memory Care Facility in Ft. Myers. Kim

was born on November 17, 1941, in Peoria, Illinois, to Alvin and Lucinda Franks.

She is survived by her daughter, Lori Goelz-Simmons, and Lori's husband, Warren of Houston,

Texas. Also surviving are two brothers, Lynn Franks of Sacramento, California and Lyle Franks

of Mill Valley, California. Other relatives surviving are a nephew, John Franks (Kathleen) of

Sacramento, California; and a niece, Crimson Gillespie, of Gilbert, Arizona.

Kim graduated from Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois, in 1959. She attended both the

University of Arizona and Bradley University. After living briefly in Southern California, Kim

returned to Peoria, first working for attorney, Tom Cassidy and then Caterpillar, Inc. In 1970

she went to work for RLI, Corp. as an Administrative Assistant. She rose through the ranks

there and retired in 2007 as Vice President and Corporate Secretary. She served as a role model

to many female RLI employees over the course of her career there. Upon retirement she moved

to Ft. Myers, Florida.

Kim was a member of the American Association of Corporate Secretaries and was a board

member of the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Kim was a generous soul to all, especially to family

and friends. She could evoke a smile and generate humor amongst close friends and strangers


There will be a private burial at Swan Lake Memory Garden in Peoria, IL. A Celebration of Life

will be scheduled at a later date next year in Peoria. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation

to Kim's favorite charity:

Best Friends Animal Society

5001 Angel Canyon Road

Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

Kim loved all animals and she would be honored to have memorials made in her name to any

animal charity of your choice.

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December 21, 2020
Camille was my stepfather's aunt. She was always so kind and thoughtful and fun to chat to. I am happy to read she was an inspiration for female employees. What a wonder woman. Xx Deva
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