Wanda L. Hensley, 72 of Pittsburg died at 9:32 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Sunset Manor following a short illness.



She was born October 9, 1939 in Baxter Springs, KS the daughter of James Walter and Mildred Marie (Pierce) Woods.

Wanda L. Hensley, 72 of Pittsburg died at 9:32 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Sunset Manor following a short illness.

She was born October 9, 1939 in Baxter Springs, KS the daughter of James Walter and Mildred Marie (Pierce) Woods.

On October 28, 1968 she was united in marriage to Robert L. Hensley in Girard, KS; he preceded her in death on May 13, 2008.

She was a homemaker and was the Mother of Mothers.  She worked 30 years for the USD 250 school system as a bus driver and custodian; she also worked for the SEK Inter local #37 as a bus driver.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter Cynthia Sumpter of Pittsburg, two sons: Rick Hensley of Cherryvale, KS and Mike Hensley of Pittsburg; five sisters: Maybele Nelson of Bedford, TX, Arnola Phillips of Louisburg, KS, Margaret Blunt of Pittsburg, Brenda Monahan of Arma, KS, Becky Rantz of Wyland, MI; three brothers: Jay Woods of Washington, NJ, Harold “Butch” Woods and Steven Woods both of Pittsburg, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons: Sgt. Robert James Hensley and Bud Hensley; a sister Gladys Jo Jones and two brothers: Jack and Gene Woods.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with Fr. Robert McElwee as Celebrant and Fr. John Fogliasso as Concelebrant.  Burial will follow in the Frontenac City Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Friskel Funeral Home at their own convenience from 12 noon until 6 pm Wednesday, where the casket will remain closed.  Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com. 

Memorials may be left to a Catholic Charity of the donor’s choice; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.  Services by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac, KS.