Clarise Mae (Hensley) Kellams

Born: Mon., Apr. 3, 1933
Died: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 01, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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          Clarise Mae Hensley Kellams, 84, of Winchester, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017, at home, surrounded by loved ones.  She was born on April 3, 1933, in Muncie, to Chester A. and Mattie Mae (Hodson) Hensley.

          Clarise worked as a waitress through most of her adult life.  She worked at the Winchester House, Courtesy Café, and most recently at the House of Flavors and enjoyed visiting with her customers.  Clarise also was employed for many years at Helms Meat Market.  Clarise attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Winchester.  She enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, and most importantly spending time with her friends and family. 

          Clarise left behind to cherish her memory a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy (Wasson) and Stu Barnes; four grandchildren, Amy Barnes (Dean) Hiatt, Brian (Dawn Love) Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes (Jeff) Winningham, and Megan Barnes (Clint) Dailey; 10 great grandchildren, Maci, Rylan, Chase, Justin, Lane, Isaiah, Gannon, Lydia, Luke and Landre; 5 great great grandchildren, Cami, Mason, Aleeyah, Brylee, and Weston; a brother, Darrell (Betty) Hensley; and many nieces and nephews.

          She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Maxine Shell and Kathleen Lawrence; and three brothers, John Hensley, Clayton (Buddie) Hensley, and Leonard Hensley.

          Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Pastor Danny Hines officiating. 

          Friends and family may call from 4-8 p.m., on Wednesday, November 1, at the funeral home.  Memorials can be given to the Cancer Services for Randolph County, 133 N. Meridian St., Winchester, IN 47394, with envelopes available at the funeral home. 

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Jane Keener
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Nancy, my deepest sympathy on your mother's passing. I remember your mom well. May your memories of her help you through this time.

Jane Keener

Stanley & Gretchen Hendrickson
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Clarise was a very special person who never met a stranger. She was a caring person on every one that she waited on. Our prayers are with all of you, Nancy.

Carol Stapleton Rhoades
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017
I just learned of this today and my heart breaks for the family that has lost such a wonderful mother, grandmother. She will be missed by many! May God give you the comfort you seek in the days that follow.