Opal Hensley 1922-2008
STANFORD - Opal Dedman Hensley, 86, of Stanford died Tuesday.
Born Sept. 23, 1922, Hensley was the daughter of the late Harrison and Gertrude Strange Dedman. She was a homemaker and a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church. A foster parent for 50 years, Hensley was a volunteer for Bluegrass Community Action, a former librarian for East Hickman Baptist Church in Lexington, and was active in the Lincoln County Senior Citizens program.
Survivors include three sons, Ernest (Virginia) Hensley and David (Lorene) Hensley, both of Stanford, and Rick (Darlene) Hensley of Whitley City; two daughters, Lisa (Fred) Fox and Elizabeth (Robert) Bowen, both of Stanford; a brother, Tommy Dedman of Lexington; a sister, Lena Barnes of Lexington; a special friend, Bonnie Caldwell; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Sharlton, Owen and Dixon Dedman; and two sisters, Rebecca Hensley and Florence Campbell.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ernest Floyd Hensley.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Adamson. Burial will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kenny, Scotty, Charlie, Gabriel and Cody Hensley and Jeremy Fox.
Visitation is 5:30-9 p.m. today at Spurlin Funeral Home.
Special thanks go to the staff at Fort Logan Hospital.
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