Carolyn Hensley, 91, Osage City: April 4, 1929 – April 5, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Carolyn Hensley, 91, Osage City: April 4, 1929 – April 5, 2020

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Carolyn Hensley, 91, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born April 4, 1929, on a farm west of Osage City, the daughter of Fred and Mary Smith Bourne.

Carolyn had lived all of her life in Osage City, where she graduated from Osage City High School in 1947.

Carolyn had made cakes and cookies for weddings and anniversaries for more than 50 years. She had worked for Dr. Sexton, in Osage City, managed Ronald’s Variety Store, and then worked for Park Pharmacy and Gibson Pharmacy. She was a member of Osage City United Methodist Church, and the bridge club, and volunteered at ECKAN.

On June 24, 1950, Carolyn was married to Ronald Hensley, in Topeka, Kan.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, on April 9, 2005; her twin daughters, Shez Lee and Shelly Dee; parents, Fred and Mary; two brothers, Roger and Robert Bourne; and sister, Dorothy Phelon.

Carolyn is survived by her two sons, Bruce (Cherryl) Hensley, of Osage City, and Todd (Connie) Hensley, of Reading, Kan.; two granddaughters, Rhonda Sapp and Nicole Senft; and four great-grandchildren.

Due to the current situation, a private family graveside service will be held at the Osage City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Osage City Public Library or the Osage County Senior Center, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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