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Vina F. Hensley, 61, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at her home.

Cremation was planned. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family is set to meet with friends following services. Her cremains are expected to be scattered in Leavenworth, Kan., and Mountain Home, Ark., later.

Vina was born Saturday, July 26, 1952, in Mountain Home, Ark., the daughter of J.C. and Vernita Hensley.

A native resident, Vina lived in Kansas City, Kan., moving to Ottawa in 2008.

Survivors include two children, James Degraffenreid and wife, Lanie Anderson, Princeton, Kan., and Tonya Montoya and husband J.J. Hernandez, Ottawa; three sisters, Sharrel Snider, Osage City, Kan., Diane Burriss and husband, Mike, Warsaw, Mo., and Beverly Hall and husband, Jim, Kansas City, Kan.; brother, Benjamin Hensley, Mountain Home, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Kassandra Montoya, Jenassa Reyes, Frankie Hernandez, James and Mark Degraffenreid, Tanner Rocha and Blake, Jacob and Devin Anderson; two great grandchildren, Serenity and Benjamin; and many nieces and nephews.

Vina was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Vernita Hensley; Babe, the love of her life; and nephew, Jeffry Banks.

She is eternally loved and will be greatly missed. As Moomoo would say, “You’ve got to roll with it, baby.”

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Vina Hensley Memorial Fund through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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