Mary Nell Hensley
Mary Nell Hensley, 94, of Knob Lick, Kentucky, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at Jefferson Park Nursing Home.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1925 in the Hickory College community of Metcalfe County to the late Oather and Mattie (Shirley) Edwards. She was married to Clyde W. Hensley, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of South Green Street Church of Christ.
Nell grew up on a family farm with several brothers and a sister where they all worked and played very hard together. Faith in God and serving God was the center of their lives and she was very thankful for that heritage. Among other things, she enjoyed riding horseback and became an excellent seamstress.
She was married to Clyde Hensley for 66 years. Together, they had four daughters of whom they were very proud. In the lives of these daughters, they always tried to teach the importance of living their lives for God and country.
Her survivors are three daughters, Connie Vernon (Randy), of Tennessee, Loretta Glass (Steve), Knob Lick, Karen Garrison (Marc), South Carolina; one brother-in-law, James Palmore, Florence, Kentucky. She has 12 grandchildren, Wendi Jamison, Lindsay Howell, Tammi Nance, Wes Vernon, Courtney Vernon, Jeremy Glass, Jonathan Glass, Stevi Jung, Jeanna Fraleigh, Ray Garrison and Benton Garrison. There are 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Donnie Gardner and her husband, Jimmy; brothers, Guthrie Edwards (Edna), Guy Edwards, Rondal Edwards, Rex Edwards (Evelyn), Robert Edwards, Gladwel Edwards (Ruth) and Howard Edwards; one sister, Joyce Palmore; one grandson, Kevin Gardner.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. until time for services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens.
A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Hensley. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Nell Hensley at
Published on November 13, 2019


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