Ethel Hensley

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ETHEL PAULINE HEDRICK BEASLEY HENSLEY, of Bolivar, Missouri was born December 9, 1927 in Delmar, Arkansas, daughter of Adrian and Verna Cleo (McNair) Newman. She departed this life February 1, 2018 in Bolivar, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.†

Ethel was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Bolivar, Missouri, Tri-Lakes Chapter of the College of the Ozarks Alumni and former secretary-treasurer of the Dog Branch Cemetery. In her past she loved researching genealogy, sewing and quilting. She had a green thumb and grew beautiful flowers and plants.

On April 30, 1971, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Glenn Hensley, who survives her. She is also survived by her children, son, Cecil Beasley and wife, Pat, Athens, Texas; son, Jerry Beasley and wife, Sharon, Morrisville, Missouri; daughter, Joyce Stillings, Camanche, Iowa; son, Ronald Beasley and wife, Rita, Rogers, Arkansas; daughter, Dianna Ketelsen and husband, Kevin, Bryant, Iowa; step-son, Dale Hensley; step-daughter, Donna Yates; step-son, Brian Hensley; step-son, Michael Hensley; brother, Roy Eugene Newman of Green Forest, Arkansas; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Danny Beasley; brother, Rex Hedrick; three grandsons, Adam Roy Ketelsen, Cody Maggard and Max Goddard.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2017 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dale Merideth officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Blue Eye Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideonís International, PO Box 362, Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at