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Bellville Times
September 2003

Funeral services for Matt Ryan Hensley, 24, of Bellville, Texas were held Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville with Rev. Mike Groseclose officiating. Interment was at National Cemetery in Nelsonville.

Pallbearers serving were Eli Merz, Cody Briles, Cody Duncum, Jason Elston, Chris Mlcak, Jason Beaman, Marcus Poffenberger and Jeff Novosad. Honorary pallbearers were all his other friends.

Born in Bellville, Texas, Matt was the son of Vickie (Briles) and Michael Hensley. He was raised in Bellville. He graduated from Bellville High School and attended Blinn Jr. College. He installed security alarms for Mikeska security company and was a member of Nelsonville Brethren Church. Matt Ryan Hensley died September 14, 2003.

His survivors were his mother and father Vickie Winkelmann and Gary of Bellville, sisters Tina Fenlon of Bellville, Mandy Elston and husband Jason of Katy, Rikki Vacek and husband Darren of Bellville, Leann Hensley of New Ulm, nephews Aidan Fenlon, Blayne Writer, grandmother Lori Briles, grandparents Merle and Faye Hensley of El Campo, numerous aunts and uncles, Joe and Cherry Briles, Duane and Susie Sandefer, Daniel and Sandra Merz, Reese and Susie Sandefer, Daniel and Sandra Merz, Reese and Sharon Burger, great aunt and uncle Jean and Tom Welfel and family of El Campo and best friend Eli Merz and rest of his cousins.

Preceded in death by father Michael Hensley, grandparents Jolene and Ray Burger and Cotton Briles.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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