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Jeananne Marie (Smith) Hensley

August 8, 1951 ~ May 3, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Jeananne Hensley Obituary

Jeananne Marie Hensley, 71, of Angola, Indiana, died on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Angola, Indiana.

She was born on August 8, 1951, in Flint, Michigan to Henry W. and Paula A. (Kruse) Smith.  Jeananne graduated from Angola High School in 1969.  She graduated at the top of her class from Fort Wayne School of Cosmetology.  The school had asked her to stay on and be an instructor for a while and she agreed.  When an opportunity at the L.S. Ayres Tea Room opened she accepted.  Eventually she opened her own beauty shop at Regency Place in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jeananne married the love of her life, Gary J. Hensley on August 5, 1989, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She had been a member and past Regent of the Angola Moose Ladies, member of the Ladies of the Elks in Angola, Indiana and the Angola American Legion Post 31 Auxiliary.

Jeananne enjoyed living at Crooked Lake during the summers jet skiing and boating.  Her other hobbies include ceramics, sewing and exercising.  She was an animal lover and enjoyed in earlier years working with 4-H children with her horses.

Surviving is her loving husband of 33 years, Gary J. Hensley of Angola, Indiana; children, Heather (Troy) Brady of Childersburg, Alabama, Autumn (Craig) Helinski of Fremont, Indiana, Timothy (Kathleen) Hensley of Aurora, Ohio and Gary A. Hensley of Holland, Ohio; brothers, Gary (Bonnie) smith of Holland, Michigan and Bruce (Tammy) Smith of Brownsburg, Indiana.  She is also survived by her 10 beloved grandchildren.

Jeananne was preceded in death by her parents, Henry W. and Paula A. Smith, and her beloved Shih Tzu Abby.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Circle Hill Cemetery in Angola, Indiana with Pastor John Boyanowski officiating.

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Graveside Service
May 16, 2023

11:00 AM
Circle Hill Cemetery

Angola, Indiana 46703


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