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Shirley M. Hensley (Reitenauer)

July 10, 1925 - June 29, 2018

Service Date: July 6, 2018

Place of Service Saint John the Evangelist

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Shirley Marie Hensley, RN, 92, formerly of Honesdale, PA went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community where she had been a guest for the past 4 years.

She was born on July 10, 1925 in Honesdale, the daughter of the late Willis and Madeline Leibig Reitenauer. She was a graduate of Honesdale High School, class of 1943 and graduated from Moses Taylor Hospital School of Nursing in Scranton in 1946.

Shirley worked as a registered nurse at Wayne Memorial Hospital as a staff nurse and private duty nurse until 1965.

She was a past member of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the American Heart Association as memorial chairman for 30 years, a member of the Wayne County Historical Society and a member of the Moses Taylor Alumni Association. She was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Honesdale.

Shirley will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grammy.

She was preceded in death by her husbands Elmer Sampson Jr. and Jack F. Hensley.

She is survived by her son Jason M. Hensley and his wife Amy Hensley of Drums, PA; 2 step-daughters Susan Wester of Oakland, CA and B.J. Bayliff of Memphis, TN; 9 grandchildren Jayden Hensley, Alexis Hensley, Jacob Hensley, Grace Hensley, Aislinn Evans McEwen, Killean Evans, Jeffrey Hawkins, Tyler Knarr, Logan Knarr and many cousins.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6th at St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale at 10am. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale.