Beverly “Jean” Hensley

Beverly “Jean” Hensley, 89, of Gladstone, MI formally of Sault Ste. Marie, MI passed away Monday August 22, 2022, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone, MI. Jean was born Dec. 28, 1932 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Alfred and Clara (Murphy) Cook. Jean married Charles E. Hensley on June 26th, 1954. They had two children, Sam and Clarily.

During Charles’ military career they lived in Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, and California. Upon retirement from the military, they returned to the Soo. Jean worked many years in the Civil Service, Motel owner/manager, and ended her working career in the control tower at the Soo Locks. Jean enjoyed golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed her piano that she purchased as a teen with babysitting money and continued to play until her final days.

Jean is survived by her son, Sam (Lora) Hensley; sisters, June Boudreaux, Betty Lou June; sisters-in-law, Lois Cook, Patty Poitinger; grandchildren, Sam Jr (Melissa) Hensley, Jeremy (Amanda) Hensley, Amy (Rob) Hensley; step grandchildren, Steven (Trenity) Elie, Katie (Charles) Shemonek, Angela (David) Aus, fifteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; daughter, Clarily; brother, Morton Cook; brothers-in-law, Edward Boudreaux, Robert June, James Carpenter, Jack Poitinger; sister-in-law, Joyce Carpenter, and her beloved dog Doolittle. Visitation will be Wednesday August 31,2022 from 1:00pm until the time of the funeral service at 2:00pm at Galer Funeral Home, 24549 S. M-129 Pickford, MI 49774. Final resting place will be Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.

Clark Hovie Galer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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