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Mary Hensley

Mary Catherine Adams Hensley

Thursday, July 24th, 1924 - Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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MARY CATHERINE ADAMS HENSLEY, of Pylesville, MD died on Thursday, December 20, 2018 in the home of her son in Havre de Grace, MD. Born on July 24, 1924, she was 94 and the daughter of the late Earl and Hassie (Mink) Adams. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years at the time of his death, Reverend Riley Bruce Hensley who passed in July 1998 and her daughter, Grace McMillan who died earlier this year.

Mrs. Hensley is survived by:
Her three children-
Wade Hensley of Havre de Grace, MD
Herbert Hensley of Lebanon, MO
Gloria Hamm of Hampstead, MD

Ten grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren

Six siblings:
Thelma Stamper, Robert Adams, Earl J. Adams, Allen Adams, Phillip Adams and O. Wayne Adams.
She was preceded in death by three sisters: Geneva Mulligan, Stella Little and Senia Phipps.

Mary served the Lord since she was 13 years of age and continued her dedication when she married Riley Hensley in 1940. She assisted in his ministry by leading congregations in song, teaching Sunday School and Bible studies. Together they served in PA, VA, DE, MD as well as traveling to various states to hold revival meetings.

Mary enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to gospel music and flowers. She was the founder/owner of the former Jarrettsville Flowers for many years.

Services will be held on Monday, Christmas Eve at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, with a viewing from 10 to 12 noon followed immediately with the funeral service. Reverend Shawn Denman and Reverend Christopher Leftridge will co-officiate. Interment to follow in Slate Ridge Cemetery, Delta.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 24th, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, December 24th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Harkins Funeral Home
    600 Main Street
    Delta, PA 17314
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  • Service

    Monday, December 24th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Monday, December 24th, 2018 12:00pm
    Harkins Funeral Home, Inc.
    600 Main Street
    DELTA, PA 17314
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Slate Ridge Cemetery
    Delta, PA 17314


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Foutz Chiropractic

Posted at 01:27pm
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Mary. We will be praying for you in this time of grief.

Cassie Miller

Posted at 05:14pm
We will miss you Mammaw so very much! I can still hear your voice when we sing certain songs in church. You always had a smile, laugh and a kind word. Your laugh was one of my favorite things, you would get so tickled and everyone else couldn't help but laugh along with you. You truly had such a devotion for the Lord and his light and joy were always on your face. Your legacy lives on and we will see you again one day. I'm so happy you can walk and talk with Jesus hand in hand. We will love and miss you always. Tony, Cassie and Zachariah Miller

Michele Hensley Miller

Posted at 04:17pm
Mammaw, I will never forget your gift for singing. It was a voice that lives in the hearts and memories of those that love you. I hear its echo everytime one of the old hymns is sang. I treasure the honor of getting to play piano for you to sing congregationals for many years. You taught me what it meant to praise the Lord in song. I will never forget. Til we meet again. Your granddaughter, Michele Hensley Miller

Laura Grapes

Posted at 08:59am
My father, Herbert Hensley, wanted me to post this for him: Mary Hensley, mother, Sunday School teacher, mentor, friend, and prayer warrior. She is missed.

Laura Grapes

Posted at 10:18pm
I wish we could have another bowl of popcorn and another cup of coffee together. I will always cherish the visit she made to Missouri. We both liked our Hallmark Hall of Fame movies. It was during that visit way before I was married I promised her I would name my future daughter after her. I kept my promise 7 years later with Merry Katherine. She was so excited to meet her but it never happened. I do my best to tell all my children how appreciative I am Mary C. Hensley was my Grandmother. I tell them I am a much different person because of her influence I’ll never forget the wonderful church services we were in and Mammaw singing “If we never meet again” wiping her tears with her flowered handkerchief. She was a incredible Sunday School teacher who really cared for her students. She always sought to warn us of the destruction of sin and to remind us we couldn’t escape its consequences. Some of us listened and still others spurned her godly counsel, which the years have only proven how right she was to have called out to us ,with such earnest pleadings. I thank the Lord her heart isn’t burdened anymore but may we not forget her warnings and thank the Lord for the loving care she tried to show us all. I love you, Mammaw! I’m grateful God is not a God of the dead but of the living, so live on, Mammaw, live on! Laura Hensley Grapes

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Mary C. Hensley and her Grand daughter Laura Hensley Grapes
Christmas 1993 Mammaw had a wonderful sense of humor
Mary's 90th birthday with her great grandsons Riley and Levi Hensley. So glad Daryl Hensley's boys got to meet her.
Zach loved his Great, Great Mammaw! We are so very thankful for her Love for the Lord and her example!