Myrtie A. Hensley, 85, of
Nampa, died November 12, 1994, of natural causes at the Nampa
hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1994, at Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Pastor Jack Cooke of Caldwell Centennial Baptist Church will
officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Myrtie was born March 2, 1909, in Denton, KY, the daughter
of Lenore and David Pennington. She married Samuel Hensley at
Ironton, Ohio, July 24, 1929. To this union were born nine
children and the first years of their marriage were spent in
various areas of eastern Kentucky. They moved to Idaho in
Myrtie was baptized at Boise Valley Church of the Brethren
in Star on May 4, 1958.
For several years, she and her husband and children worked
and lived on the Mervin Tiegs Farm, east of Nampa. After
moving into Nampa, Myrtie worked at BW Produce Packing Shed in
Myrtie had been in failing health for the last ten or
twelve years of her life due to the onset of Parkinson's
Disease. For the last two years she lived in Caldwell with
her I daughter and son-in-law Francie and Ted Vance.
Above all else Myrtie loved her home and family and always
enjoyed visiting with them. Some of her most enjoyable times
were her many journeys by bus to Kentucky to visit her
relatives and friends. She was a very important part of the
family and will be missed very, very much.
God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around her
and whispered, 'Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer,
And watched her fade a way.
Although we loved her dearly
We couldn't make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating.
Hard working hands put to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
She is survived by one son, Samuel Hensley Jr. and his
wife Wilma of Nampa; five daughters, Francie and her husband
Ted Vance of Caldwell, Gladys Sutton and her fiance Eli Martin
of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, Alline and her husband Howard
Clemens of Caldwell, Margie and her husband Ralph Owens of
Beaverton, OR, Darline and her husband Stan Newton of
Petersburg, AK; three brothers, Arvil Pennington of Lexington,
KY, Luther Pennington of Nampa, and William E. Pennington of
Middleton; three sisters, Elsie Casteele of Wittman, W. VA,
Lottie Clark of Ashland, KY, and Lettie Hardeman of Ashland,
KY; 23 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; nine
great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away
Feb. 9, 1969; three infant sons; her parents; and three
The family will greet friends at the Alsip Funeral Chapel
today from 6 until 9 p.m.