Erma May Hensley was born Ocober 13, 1914 in Durham, Oklahoma to Dora Ana and George Gantz. She passed away June 12, 2012 at Sayre, Oklahoma at the age of 97 years, 7 months and 29 days.
Erma attended school at Clifford and Durham Schools. She was married to Guy Clifford Hensley on December 23, 1931 in a cotton patch near Crawford, Oklahoma. She and Guy were no strangers! They grew up in the same community and went to the same school although at different times.
Guy had worked for her folks when all the men went down with the flu in World War I. At that time she was about three and he would hold her on his knee. This union resulted in nine chilren. 5 boys and 4 girls, 13 grandchildren an 27 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
Guy passed away in 1984 and she moved to Cheyenne to make her home. In February 2008 she moved to Sayre, OK.
She was a member of Cheyenne First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 daughters, Koletta Vondell, Winona Darlene and Karen Sue, 1 sister, 2 brothers, 1 grandson and 1 great grandson.
She is survived by her 1 Daughter, Patricia Ann Minjarez and husband Lee, Almagordo, NM; 5 sons, Addie Hensley and wife, Norma, Pampa, Texas; and Dale Hensley and wife, Pat, Clovis, NM; and Ronald Hensley and wife, Darlene, Durham, OK; and Quinlin Hensley and wife, Roxie, Altus, OK; and Glen Hensley and wife, Sherry, Cheyenne, OK; 13 grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildn, 10 Great Great Grandchildren, very specil friend,Nellie Myers, Skiatook, OK; host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Cheyenne First Baptist Church officiated by Dennis Hooper and Ray Smart. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 21JUN2012