Betty Hensley, 82, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2023. She was born in Butler, Tennessee in 1940. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Hensley (Allen Kinter), Kathy Baker (Joe), her grandson, William Harris, and her brother, Billy Joe Nelson. She is preceded in death by her devoted Husband, Gary N. Hensley, and her parents, Fannie Mae Nelson and Joe B. Nelson.
Betty was a 1958 graduate of Elizabethton High School. She earned a degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in 1961. Betty met her beloved husband of 60 years, Gary N. Hensley, in Knoxville, Tennessee while at college and moved with him to Japan, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky.
Betty worked in various hospitals as a registered nurse and then acquired a picture framing business. She spent most of her life in Danville, Kentucky where she and Gary raised their family and became active participants in the community. Betty was a member of the Danville Beautification Committee for 20 years, serving as Chairman for several years. She was also a longtime member of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, and an enthusiastic booster club members for her grandson’s football team.
Betty loved her family, her pets, her friends, gardening, birdwatching, and cooking delicious meals. She was a beautiful, strong, kind and generous woman with many talents.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 6 at Preston Pruitt Spurlin Funeral Home, 331 S 4th Street, Danville, Kentucky, 40422. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in honor of Betty to Pet Helpers https://pethelpers-bloom.kindful.com/?campaign=1209843.
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