Debra Jean Hensley, 56

Debra Jean Hensley, 56, of 511 S. Beech St., St. Marys, was found dead on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 2, 1955, in St. Marys, the daughter of Virgil “Jack” and M. Jean (Chilcoat) Keysor, and her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives in St. Marys.

She married James Hensley in 1972 and he preceded her in death.

She is also survived by her three children, Jack (Katie) Hensley of St. Marys, Charity (Rodney) Kuck of New Knoxville, Bryant “BeBop” (Chrissy) Hensley of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Boston, Corey, Skyler, Natalie, Teighan and Aylssa; two sisters, Judy (Randy) Myers of St. Marys, Linda (Lacy) Cramer of St. Marys.

Deb’s sister, Sharon Well-Dicke, died one day before Deb. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Rick Keysor.

She was a 1972 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She worked in the housekeeping department at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster. She enjoyed swimming and fishing. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She will be remembered as a very friendly person with a big heart.

Because Deb died one day after her sister Sharon, a joint funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. Robert Mabry officiating.

Sharon will be buried at the Spencerville Cemetery and Deb will be buried at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Calling hours for both sisters will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations for Deb may be made to the family in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be expressed via