Darlene Sue Hensley

September 22, 1943 - May 1, 2021
Laura F. Gann

Darlene Sue Hensley, 77, of Monett, MO, passed from this life on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at her home.

Darlene was born on September 22, 1943 in Lyons, KS, daughter of the late Cecil D. Maxwell and Norma J. Maxwell. Darlene grew up in Lyons and graduated from Lyons High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Some of her favorite things to do was make quilts for family, watch the St. Louis Cardinals games, play Bunko and spend time with her family.

On August 13, 1960 in Fontana, CA, Darlene married Terry Duane Hensley. To this union, three children were born. They were blessed with over sixty years together until his passing on January 15, 2021. Darlene was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Sue Brown; her parents; and several other extended family members.

Darlene is survived by one son, Terry Joe Hensley and wife Clara, of Lyons, KS; one daughter, Lisa June Graf and husband Daniel, of Middleton, ID; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Rick Hensley; one sister-in-law, Louise Hensley; and a host of extended family and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held from 2-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, Monett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been suggested to Monett Community Outreach (Food Pantry) in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.