Obituary for Clara Hensley (Eckhardt)
Clara Hensley, age 95, of Laurel, MT died Monday, January 22, 2018 at Billings Health and Rehabilitation Community. She was born on March 2, 1922 in Billings; the daughter of Jacob and Katherine Heimbichner Eckhardt. The family farmed west of Billings. Clara married Millard “Tommy” Hensley in 1947, in Billings. She attended beauty school in Missouri and worked as a beautician and later worked at Swift Packing Plant. She later helped her husband with the Hensley Heating and Plumbing. Mr. Hensley died in 1996. She was an avid bowler until the Fall of 2017 and enjoyed her flowers and gardening.
Survivors include three sisters; Mae (Richard) Sartorie, Irene Cook and Alice (Andy) Gartman Stene, special nephew Stephen (Peggy) Schreiner of Park City and many nieces and nephews, and close friend Connie. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers and six sisters.
Memorial Service will be held 1:00pm Monday, January 29, 2018 at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S 27th St in Billings. A reception will follow. Burial of her urn will be at Mountview Cemetery.