James C. 'Jim' Hensley

  • Born: May 5, 1955
  • Died: July 18, 2013
  • Location: Abilene, Kansas

Stockham Family Funeral Home

205 N Chestnut
McPherson, KS 67460

Tel. (620) 241-2442

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Curtis "Jim" Hensley, 58, of Abilene and formerly of McPherson, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home in Abilene. He was a truck driver.

Jim was born on May 5, 1955, in Wichita, KS, the son of Ronald Dean and Phyllis J. (Kennedy) Hensley. He graduated from Valley Center High School in 1973.

Survivors include: fiancé, Diana Slocum of Abilene, KS; mother, Phyllis Severs of McPherson, KS; brother, Kris Severs and wife, Angela, of McPherson, KS; sisters, Lisa Foos and husband, Leroy, of Leavenworth, KS, Kim Lagree of Hays, KS, and Lori Anderson and husband, Kevin, of McPherson, KS; one niece and several nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald D. Hensley, step-father, Jim C. Severs, infant sister, Teri Hensley, and brother, Kelly Dean Hensley.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the Halstead Cemetery with Rev. Jim Keil officiating.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson County Humane Society or New Hope Evangelical Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim was a good person. He grew up in VC with my brother and he always treated people with kindness. I know Lisa and the rest of his family miss him in their lives. RIP Jim. Condolences to his fiance and his family.

Posted by Ronda - Valley Center, KS - Childhood friend   July 17, 2015

I was so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I ran into him 15 years ago right after moving back to Olathe. He was a fun, fun, guy...memories of Pop Choir, hanging out at the VC pool, and cheering him in wrestling. Praying for comfort that the Lord brings, peace beyond understanding.

Posted by Chris Klipowicz - Olathe, KS - high school friend   August 21, 2013

So very sorry for your loss.Jim was A sweet soul.Valley Center school.

Posted by Teresa Donigan - Wichita, KS - Friend   July 26, 2013

Like others have said, it's sad to hear we've lost a classmate. I remember Jim from West Elementary School. Sometimes we road the same bus. I thought he was one of the nicest boys in our sixth grade class. I have often thought of him on his birthday because he was born on 5-5-55. My mom went to the Hensley house as a census worker. She was dreading it because she thought it would take a while to get all the children's birthdays. Mrs. Hensley knew Jim's with no hesitation and Mom thought she'd been wrong to expect a hard time. But of course the others weren't so easy to remember and they had a nice visit while they completed the census form. How swiftly the years pass! My sympathy to each sibling, friend and family member and especially his mom.

Posted by Becky Carter Dimmitt - Valley Center, KS - Class of '73   July 25, 2013


Phyllis and family,
I have been praying for all of you. My heart hurts with you and for you.
May God give you the Peace that passes all understanding. Love you, Your friend Louie

Posted by Louie Potts Peterson - McPherson, KS - friend of Phyllis   July 23, 2013

So sorry to hear of Jims death.
I have many memories of Jim and the First Baptist Church.

Posted by Kevan Lackey - valley center, KS - Friend and classmate   July 23, 2013

Jim Hensley wears a contagious smile in my memories from the summers of our youth. He was my brother's friend but always had a hello for little sister in church or at the pool. My sympathy to the Hensley family for your loss. God bring you comfort from family, friends and memories of happy times together.

Posted by Ronda Lackey - Valley Center, KS - School friend   July 22, 2013

To the Hensley family, So very, very sorry for your loss. I grew up and went to school with Jim and Lisa. God got a good one this time. Prayers are with you all.

Posted by Debbie Garner - Newton, KS - friend   July 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss. The Cox family June, Peggy, Greg and Craig...

Posted by Cox Family - Valley Center, KS - Friends   July 22, 2013


Jim was a really nice and fun person. I lost contact with him after high school but he was always a gentleman and fun to be around..
Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Posted by Kathy Walker Harris/ Joe Harris - Valley Center, KS - High School friend   July 22, 2013

Jim was always laughing. Quick humor. I wish it wasn't so easy to lose track of old friends. Because it's so sad to hear of ones passing. No more chances to meet up again . It is always too soon to hear of old friends passing.

Posted by Steve Black - Belle Plaine, KS - High School   July 22, 2013


We light this candle in memory of our friend Jim.

Posted by SANDRA, AUSTIN, CHASE - olathe, KS - friend   July 22, 2013

Our thought and prayers are with you all.
Sandra, Austin, Chase

Posted by Sandra - olathe, KS - friend   July 22, 2013


Words cannot express our feelings enough to the wonderful family of Jim. We are so very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you and may God wrap you all and keep you comforted during this time. Our deepest love and Hugs go out to you all.

Denise Rader Lockhart &
Beulah Rader

Posted by Denise (Rader) Lockhart - Wichita, KS - Family Friend   July 22, 2013

My dear friend Phyllis, & family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious son. May our thoughts and prayers be a comfort to you at this very difficult time.

Posted by Marilyn & Gerald Pope - McPherson, KS - Friend   July 22, 2013

We are so sad and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Terry and I will always remember the great times we spend with Jim and the rest of the family at the little farm, all through school, graduation and beyond.

Posted by Terry and Deborah Hensley - Douglas, WY - Friends   July 20, 2013

Phyllis, Kris, Lori, Kimmy, Lisa and families,

Words cannot say enough how sorry we are to hear of James passing. I only met him a few times at the shop, but he was a friendly man with a sense of humor. May you all find peace in the coming days.
Troy and Diane Winter

Posted by Troy and Diane Winter - mcpherson, KS - friend   July 19, 2013