Melba Jean Hensel

1930 - 2019

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Melba Jean Hensel, age 88, left her earthly home on Friday, November 22. She was born December 6, 1930 to the late Paul and Naomi Roszman. On March 30, 1952, Melba Jean married her high school sweetheart and classmate, Clarence Hensel. She worked side by side with her husband, first on the farm and then in founding and growing Hensel Ready Mix. She is survived by four children: Teresa (Dan) Harris of Upper Sandusky, Jeryl (Scott) Kissling of Kenton, Bonita (Doug) Cochran of Beavercreek, and Rodney (Linda) Hensel of Kenton. Also surviving are grandchildren: Emily (Tony) Besser, Amanda (Curt) Byers, Erin (Heath) Luikart, Andy (Kasey) Kissling, Dane Kissling, Alex (Sara) Kissling, Eric (Sharon) Cochran, Adam (Sarah) Cochran, Ben (Mindy) Hensel, Allison (Justin) Hollon, and Britton Hensel; and eighteen great grandchildren. A brother, Sam (Glena) Roszman, lives in Upper Sandusky. Melba Jean attended Marseilles School where she cheered her basketball team, including her husband, to success. She was a life member of Marseilles United Methodist Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Hardin Memorial Hospital and served as a Wyandot County polling worker. She loved to sew and is known fondly by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for having made each either a Raggedy Ann or Andy. She was also an avid gardener of vegetables and flowers and often entered her harvest in the Hardin County Fair. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 29 at the Kenton High School Athletic Fieldhouse at 200 Harding Ave in Kenton from 4:00-8:00. Masonic and O.E.S. services will be held prior to visitation at 3:30. Funeral services are to be at the Marseilles United Methodist Church in Marseilles on Saturday at 10:00 with Pastor Doug Pummel officiating. Internment will be at McKendree Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Marseilles U.M. Church, Hardin County Community Foundation, and the Veterans Memorial Golf Course. Arrangements have been entrusted to SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Kenton. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    Kenton High School Athletics Fieldhouse [Map]
    200 Harding Ave.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Friday, November 29th 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, November 30th 2019 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Marseilles United Methodist Church [Map]
    20273 Walnut Street
    Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351

  • Final Resting Place:

    McKendree Cemetery [Map]
    Goshen Township
    Kenton, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Marseilles United Methodist Church - Hensel
    Corner of Walnut (US 37) & US 67
    Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351

    Hardin County Community Foundation - Hensel
    P.O. Box 343
    Kenton, Ohio 43226

    Veterans Memorial Park Golf Course - Hensel
    15906 OH-309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : The Hensel Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Boyd and Terri Downey
Sending prayers and may God bless this beautiful family.

To : Hensel Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Mary Lou Ward
My deepest condolences to this beautiful family.

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Monday, November 25th 2019
From : Judi Risser Elsasser
Thinking of all your family with sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

To : Teresa Jerryl Bonita Rodney and Family
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Carol TelljohannHeilman
Melba Jean was one special lady. Always had a warm hug and smile whenever we would see each other.
A wonder friend to my mother, always there for her.
Your parents were the best
Love to all,
Carol and Pat Telljohann

To : All of the Hensel family
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Brenda Keller
Rejoice for the love these two beautiful people shared together and for the deep unquestionable love they had for all of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of your memories, hold them dear......they will help to see you though. My very deepest sympathy....

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Deb Williams
My very deepest sympathy.... to you and your family. Prayers to all of you in this sad time.

To : Rodney and Family
Date :Tuesday, November 26th 2019
From : Todd Newman
So sorry to hear about your parents.. thinking of you and your family at this time for your loss..Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers..

To : Rodney and Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Tom and Brenda Keller
Dear Rodney and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your parents. Your mother was my "Mother Advisor" in Rainbow. I have fond memories of her. She was very kind with great leadership skills. May God comfort all of you.
Tom and Brenda

To : The Hensel family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Becky Hites
Sending prayers for comfort and peace to your family.

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Angie Myers Ashley Myers family Jared Myers fami
Our thoughts, prayers & heart-felt sympathy for your family ❤️

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : The Hiller Family
So sorry to read about the passing of your mom, grandmother, sister and aunt. Melba will be missed by many and especially all of you, but her memory will live on each and every time you think of her - which I know will be often. Please accept our condolences and know you're in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With Sincere Sympathy and Hugs To All, Steve, Cheryl, Tina and Ty Hiller

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Chas and Rita
You and your family are in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Your parents were role models for all of us.
Chas, Rita, Laura, and Marisa

To : Hensel families
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Sheryl Smith Anstine
Melba was my Mother Advisor when I became Worthy Advisor in Rainbow in 1970. She was so gracious to me . I am sorry for the loss of your parents.

To : Family of Melba Jean Hensel
Date :Wednesday, November 27th 2019
From : Bob Albert
So saddened to hear of the sudden passing of one of the most pleasant people I was associated with in my youth. Her loving personality and willingness to share her attitudes is something that I will always cherish. Take comfort in her full and glorious life. My prayers to all the family and rejoice in knowing that she and Clarence are together in God's hands.

To : The Hensel Family
Date :Friday, November 29th 2019
From : Brenda DeDonato
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in Ohio. Our immediate family, in four states, are holding a group prayer today. Our hearts are with you in spirit. We wish we were closer so that we could offer comfort in person. May God be with you and give you strength. We love you all!

Date :Friday, November 29th 2019
Thinking of all your family with sincere and heartfelt sympathy. The Christmas parade truck was an tribute.