Mary Anne Reid Hensley

January 25, 1930July 5, 2010

Mary Anne Hensley, 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, July 5, 2010. She was born on January 25, 1930 in Stillwater, Oklahoma; she was the first of four children born to Lenna Floyd Reid and Lynn Allen “Arky” Reid. Anne was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Eugene Hensley.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a true friend to many, Anne is leaving us with many wonderful memories to cherish forever. She enjoyed life to the fullest and her outlook was always positive and upbeat.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Jack Hensley; daughter, Lenna Hensley Burton and husband Bobby of Ashland, Oregon; son, John Hensley and wife, Trix of Houston; three grandchildren, Steven Hensley and wife Heidi; Lauren Hensley Tyler and husband Vince; and Reid Hensley; four great grandchildren, Trevor, Justin, Brooke, and Hope Hensley; sisters Jo Staggs (husband, Billy Ray) and Dot Waller (husband, Dudley) and brother Jim Reid (and wife, Jane); along with a host of other family members and friends.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held Saturday, July 10th at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Burt Palmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mary Anne Reid Hensley

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July 12, 2010

We will always remember her wonderful smile. To Jack and family, our deepest sympathy.

Harvey and Marilena Morgan
Tyler, Texas

Peggy Schuller Krause

July 10, 2010

Today I witnessed a beautiful Memorial Service for Anne Hensley. Such an outpour of love from her beautiful family and friends. I know she was watching with pride. I shall keep Jack in my prayers. Johnny and Lenna-it was so good seeing the two of you. If ever there was a lady that had the ability to laugh all the way to heaven it has to be your Mom. She was always laughing and such a pleasure to be around. Anne left everyone with such fun and happy memories. May God be with all of you during this time.

From all of the Herman A Schuller Family

ronda Jacques

July 10, 2010

On behalf of the Reid family we would like to express our deepest sympathy to Jack, John and Trix and family,Lenna and Bob. We so wish we were able to be with you all at this special time to celebrated Anne's life. I have so many fond memories of Anne and Jack as we would travel to Stephens, Ark. every Thanksgiving and every Easter as a child. I always enjoyed seeing her, Daddy, and Arky play Rook. They always laughed and had so much fun together. It was a true pleasure being around Daddy and his three wonderful sisters.
I have often wished distance did not separate us all. Just know we all love you all so much and are praying for you daily. With heartfelt sympathy,
Jim and Jane Reid
James and Metra Reid
Gary and Ronda Jacques

July 10, 2010

Anne always filled the room with a smile and laughter. I enjoyed our many Sunday lunches and conversations. Those wonderful memories will always be in my heart! We love you Anne!

Terri Gailey Everett

July 10, 2010

Aunt Anne was a fantastically lively woman. I can still hear her laugh filling up the room just like it was yesterday. She had a golden, warm smile, sometimes offered just because she happened to catch your eye. As a child I felt that those smiles were like little secrets between Anne and I, and they will always be with me.

David Morris

July 10, 2010

Wish we could be there in support.

David, Jennifer, and Cameron Morris

Brooke&Hope Hensley

July 9, 2010

Granny Anne, we loved spending time with you and seeing you at Pappa John's house. You always gave us big hugs and kisses. We will miss you. Love, Brooke and Hope

Trevor Hensley

July 9, 2010

Granny Anne, you were a big part of my tweleve years of knowing you. I could remember every time we came over to your house we would always go straight to the pool table. It is very sad to say goodbye to you after all those fun years. We all will see you someday.

Love, Trevor

Bob Burton

July 9, 2010

I first met Anne when I was 16 years old while I was working at Fairbanks Super Market. Her contagious laugh, friendly smile and open heart were enchanting. Five years later I was fortunate enough to marry her lovely, darling daughter Lenna. I am grateful to be a part of this family for 39 years. Anne enriched and touched my life in many ways. I will miss her immensely.

Justin Hensley

July 9, 2010

She was great to me. She always sat by me at lunch. I was so happy to see her every time I came to lunch.

love, Justin H.

ps I love you Granny Anne