Mr. Barton Frederick “Bud” Hensley, 51, of Noel, Missouri departed this life on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Barton Frederick “Bud” Hensley, 51, of Noel, Missouri departed this life on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Barton entered this life on September 9, 1960 in Pittsburg, Kansas. His parents were the late Robert Lee and Wanda Louise (Woods) Hensley.  He was raised in Pittsburg, Kansas and was a graduate of Pittsburg High School.  On August 24, 1981 he was united in marriage to Deborah Cobb and to this union one son was born.  He was employed by Kretschmar in Pittsburg until the plant decided to close.  He and Debbie moved their family to Perry, Iowa where Barton worked for IBP/Tyson, later transferring to the Noel, Missouri plant in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jim Hensley.

Barton is survived by his wife of thirty years, Debbie Hensley of the home; a son, Joe Hensley also of the home; two grandchildren, Kora and Jacob Hensley; one sister, Cynthia Sumpter; and two brothers, Mike and Rick Hensley; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Memorial services for Mr. Hensley are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the St. Barbara’s Church in Pittsburg, Kansas.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Noel, Missouri.