HENSEL, Kearney R. "Sonny," 78, of Wheeling passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012, at Liza's Place, Wheeling.
He was born November 5, 1934, in Connellsville, PA, son of the late Kearney R. Hensel, Sr. and Emily June Clayton Hensel.
Mr. Kearney was a carpenter, having retired from Jarvis, Downing & Emch of Wheeling, and from Carpenter Local Union 3, and was former president of Local 3.
He was a member of the Elm Grove Eagles Aeries 1891; Elm Grove Civics; American Legion Post 1; He was and avid golfer, and was a proud member of the Chi Chi Club of Wheeling Park. He was a member of Stone Presbyterian Church, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
"Sonny" was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Thomas Hensel.
Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Patricia Ann Stickel Hensel; three children, Janice C. Danison of Wheeling, Chuck K. Hensel and his wife, Nancy of Wheeling, and Samantha H. Buch and her husband, James of Triadelphia; two sisters, Gladys Prinkey of Pennsylvania, and Betty Vangeison of Illinois; six grandchildren, Jennifer Denard and her husband, Paul; Amy Garseau and her husband, Josh; Jake and Eli Hensel; and Alexandra and Kathleen Buch; a great- grandson, Chase Bartsch; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling (304-242-2311), where services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, with Reverend Robert P. Nagy officiating. Interment in Indian Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mill Run, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza's Place and Valley Hospice, Inc., Central Administration Office, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.