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Castine Church
Monday April 25th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service

Castine Church
Monday April 25th, 2022

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Karen E. Hensel

Karen E. Hensel, age 76, of West Manchester, OH passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 into the arms of Jesus at her home outside of West Manchester, OH.  She was born June 15, 1945 in Lewisburg, OH to the late Harlan G. and Emma I. (Geeting) Snyder.  She was a 1963 graduate of Monroe High School.  She worked for three years as an executive secretary at Standard Register in Dayton, OH before having her children and becoming a homemaker.  She sang with the Snyder Sisters, a gospel singing group for 15 years.  She resided in Lake Placid, FL with her husband the past 22 years during the fall and winter months.  Karen was a class member and discussion leader of Bible Study Fellowship in Richmond, IN for several years and attended Castine Church in Castine, OH and Community Church of God in Lake Placid, FL.  She lived life to the fullest; enjoyed traveling and vacationing with her family and friends; loved to ride the motorcycle with her husband over the past 51 years; was an avid pickleball player; enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family and friends, where she was known to be very competitive; and deeply loved her husband, family and friends, but most of all she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Nancy Bigham; and brothers-in-law Charles “Choppy” Woltja and Harold Beckett.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald L. Hensel of West Manchester; son Keith (Carol) Hensel of West Manchester; daughters Karolyn (Russ) Stipek of Dayton and Kathy (Rodney) Shelley of West Manchester; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother Albert (Melody) Snyder of Englewood; sisters Sandra Beckett (Chuck) Leis of Eaton and Janet Woltja of Eaton; brother-in-law Gale Bigham of New Paris; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.  Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 25, 2022 from 3:00 pm until time of memorial service at 7:00 pm at the Castine Church, 624 US 127, Castine, OH 45304 with Pastor Greg Hyre officiating.  A private interment will take place at Wares Chapel Cemetery in West Manchester.  Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Dayton.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com

Link to Service:  https://youtu.be/2wT0fPzXcBI


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A candle was lit in memory of Karen Hensel

Sandy wimett May 22 2022 2:01 PM

I’m so sorry. I just saw this because I live in Myrtle Beach. I loved Karen and her whole family. We had many good times. We even served on the Grand Jury together.
Love an prayers
Thrasa Michael (former Wertz)

Thrasa Michael May 15 2022 10:57 AM

I just watched the slide show of her life. What a beautiful remberance of this sweet friend. Sorry I am not there in person,but will be watching her celebration of life online.. prayers for the family

Sandy Zilinkas Apr 25 2022 2:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Hensel

Bev Daily Apr 25 2022 11:51 AM

Karen you will so be missed, I lift up Ron, Keith, Karolyn, Kathy and their Families in Prayers. Karen you were so special, so kind, and a true women of God. Thank You for being such an inspiration and part of the Armstrong Family for 58 years.

Scott Armstrong Apr 25 2022 8:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Hensel

Brenda Brannon Apr 24 2022 12:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Hensel

Merelee Boulris Apr 24 2022 1:54 AM

Jan and I were so sad to hear of Karen’s illness knowing it would not be a happy outcome! We are thinking of all of you and hold you all close in our hearts and prayers . I remember her always laughing and seeming so happy! You guys have lost two pretty special grandmas!!! Love you , Aunt Shari , Uncle Jan, too!

Sharon and Jan Spitler Apr 24 2022 12:30 AM

Our love and sympathy to Ron and family. It is so hard to think of Karen who was as close as a sister being gone. When we were together we would laugh, cry, and even finish each other’s sentences. We had so many memories and wonderful times together.

I know Karen is with Jesus and probably planning some very fun things to do.
Thank you Ron for keeping us close. We will all be friends for now and eternity. Love you all.
Inez and George.

Inez Moodie Apr 23 2022 12:08 PM

My prayers and sympathy to Ron and the family. Karen was a very special lady to everyone. Her life here on this earth showed Christ to many people. She will be missed here on earth, but heaven's gain. Prayers that God will surround the family with His love and comfort.

Martha Roudebush Apr 22 2022 10:11 PM

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