Terrie Dean values the art of good conversation. One of her favorite holiday pastimes is gathering around the kitchen table with relatives and simply talking for hours on end.
All I want for Christmas is normal.
Lewie Glenn Hensley, 97, of Elkton, passed away Jan. 29, 2013, at the home of her daughter.
Mrs. Hensley was born June 6, 1915, in Rockingham County near Elkton, and was the daughter of the late John Patrick and Pearl Smith Glenn.
Mrs. Hensley grew up in Elkton and graduated from Elkton High School. She worked as a seamstress at Casey Jones and Sleepwear Inc., retiring after 35 years. She was a devoted member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Elkton. She enjoyed gardening and quilting, making many quilts and dolls for family and friends.
On June 25, 1941, she married Roy Franklin Hensley, who preceded her in death in March 1977.
She is survived by sons, Kenneth R. Hensley of Churchville, Keith A. Hensley of Nashville, Tenn., and Clay P. Hensley and wife, Karen, of Portland, Tenn.; daughters, Glenda P. Dean and husband, Orval, Holly M. Meadows and husband, Wayne, Jane E. Housh and late husband, Carter, and Marcia A. Sampson and husband, Harry, all of Elkton; 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Hazel Blose, Frances Dean and Stanley Glenn.
Pastor Roger Mace and Frank Meadows will conduct the funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Elkton. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Sampson and Meadows homes at any time.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adventist World Radio by visiting www.awr.org .
Online condolences may be sent to the Hensley family by visiting www.kygers.com .