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Information for Myrtie A. Pennington Hensley

2 March, 1909 - 12 November, 1994

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

14 November, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Myrtie Hensley

    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, Caldwell.
    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 January 1945.
    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 Nampa.
    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.
Author unknown

    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 brothers.
    The family will greet friends at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 6 until 9 p.m.

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