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Myrtle Geneva Hensley

Funeral services for Myrtle Geneva Hensley, 96, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2021 in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hensley passed away at 3:55 a.m., Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at West Vue Nursing Center.

She was born June 24, 1925 at Elijah, Missouri, the daughter of Willis Marion Tackitt and Martha Hill Tackitt.  On October 5, 1946, she was married at Mt. Home, Arkansas to Melvin Hensley, who preceded her in death August 17, 1987.  Mrs. Hensley enjoyed crocheting and fishing, and she loved her family and grandkids.  She was a member of the Elijah Church of Christ.

She is survived by four children, Darrell Hensley, Pottersville, Missouri, Kenneth Hensley and wife, Dawna, West Plains, Missouri, Larry Hensley and wife, Rosalee, Caulfield, Missouri, and Laura June Mapes, Caulfield, Missouri;  thirteen grandchildren; one brother, Billy Joe Tackitt and wife, Patsy, Caulfield, Missouri; one sister, Blanche Langston-Harden, Caulfield, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Edie Tackitt; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband, one daughter, Meril Ann Williams, one grandson, Jamey Hensley, one daughter-in-law, Peggy Hensley, two sons-in-law Jimmie Williams and Ralph Mapes, one granddaughter-in-law, Belinda Williams, two brothers, J. B. and Lee Olen Tackitt, and six sisters, Jewell Tackitt, Snowie Spoon, Esther Langston, Katherine Tackitt, Doris Bonham, and Paula Bean preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fowler Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fowler Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.