Russell Hensley, 41, of Russell, Kansas, passed away at his home in Russell on December 9, 2014 after a short illness.
Russell was born March 26, 1973, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Delbert and June (Gray) Hensley. He was a 1991 graduate of Kearney High School in Kearney, Nebraska. He lived in Russell since 1996 coming from Hastings, Nebraska.
Russell was married to Michele McCullough on September 22, 2001, in Russell, Kansas. Russell had worked as a cashier at Casey’s General Store in Russell, Kansas. He was a member of the 2nd Baptist Church of Russell, Kansas and an Assistant Leader for the Boy Scouts Troop #118 of Russell. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, watching movies, and collecting family photographs.
Russell is survived by his mother, June Heersink of Minden, Nebraska, wife, Michele, of the home, step-daughters, Cassandra of Omaha, Nebraska and Alisha of Sydney, Nebraska, two sisters, Toni Burchfield of Independence, Oregon and Muriel Smith (Walter) of Russell, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and step-sister Cindy Hensley.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 9am to 6pm with a Gathering Service with Pastor Eric Malone officiating at 6pm at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas. Graveside Services will be on Friday, December 12 at 11:30 am at the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior, Nebraska. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts Troop #118 in care of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary who is in charge of these arrangements.