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Kenneth L. Hennsley, 81, Columbus

Kenneth L. Hennsley, 81, of Columbus, passed from this life at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Born in Brown County Oct. 5, 1931, Mr. Hennsley was the son of Elza and Ethel Hennsley Lucas. He married Margaret B. Burton Cox on July 25, 1983; she survives.

Other survivors include his children, Iris Lynn (Larry) Shutters of Columbus, Randy Riddle and his companion Diane Riggs of Columbus, Allen Cox and his companion Chris Shoultz of Elizabethtown and Michelle (Scott) Gordon of Columbus; grandchildren, Scott (Aleisha) Hennsley, Kelly Caldwell, Matt (Branda) Shutters, all of Columbus, Jennifer (Jay) LaBouve of Warner Robins, Ga., Christopher (Christy) Hennsley of Lubbock, Texas, Andy and Richie (Tamara) Riddle, both of Columbus and Sophie Grace Gordon of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Tiffany Hensley, Dakota Kerns, Lindsey Spencer, Jordan, Jessica and C.J. LaBouve, Tyler and Austin Hensley, Jessica and Carrie Caldwell and Trenton and Trevor Shutters; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Nellie Sexton of Jennings County and Ula Jean Dugan of Salem; brothers-in-law, Frank Burton of Madison and Paul Burton of Elizabethtown; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Hennsley of Seymour.

Mr. Hennsley was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth Michael Hennsley; step-children, Kevin Cox and Patricia Palmer; and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Hennsley was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a manufacturing engineer at Cummins Engine Company retiring in 1985 after 35 years of service. He also was a wood craftsman and a building contractor. He was a member of Garden City Church of Christ, St. John's Masonic Lodge #20, Murat Shrine, American Legion and Columbus Moose Lodge. An outdoorsman, Mr. Hennsley enjoyed fishing and camping and he loved to spend time with the grandkids.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday Jan. 20 at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington St., Columbus, with Virgil Clotfelter officiating.

A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday Jan. 19 at the funeral home.

Family and friends can call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday Jan. 19 and from 12:30 p.m. until service time Sunday.

Burial will be at Scipio Cemetery with full military rites.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice of charities.

Online condolences can be sent to Mr. Hennsley's family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.