Funeral Mass: Will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Massena. A luncheon will follow at the church following the burial.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Friday, Feb. 7th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Scripture Service: A scripture/prayer service will also be held on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Memorials: To the Jim Hensley memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
James Patrick Hensley, youngest child of C.B. and Florence (Cullen) Hensley was born on July 30, 1949 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 64.
Jim graduated from Cumberland & Massena High School in 1967. He attended college and then entered the United States Marine Reserves. On November 8, 1969, he married Margaret (Peg) Anne Stakey at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Massena.
Jim and Peg raised their family on a farm south of Cumberland before he began bending nails (as he would say) and continued with a hammer for most of his life for his family, church, friends and neighbors.
He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cumberland Lions Club, Massena Chamber of Commerce, a life long supporter of the Cumberland-Massena Red Sox and enjoyed golfing with family and friends. Jim shared his love of sports, especially baseball, with his children and grandchildren sending encouragement and bits of advice, as he was always present at their activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Larry and Bill and sister-in-law, Charlotte Hensley, and father and mother-in-law, Leo and Helen Stakey.
He is survived by his wife, Peg, his three children, Theresa Hensley of Massena, Mark Hensley and wife, Jolene of Massena and John Hensley and wife, Heather of Sergeant Bluff, his five grandchildren, Thomas, Nathan, Seth, Braden and Joleigh Hensley, brother, Bob of Cedar Rapids, Leo Hensley and wife, Judy of Winterset, sister, Jane Creighton and husband, Joe of Rancho Mirage, California, sister-in-law, Pat Hensley of Cumberland, numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.