Laura Hensley Manns

Alton | Sunday, January 24 2016

Laura Hensley Manns, 78, died at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Godfrey. Born October 3, 1937 in Alton, she was the daughter of Harry Edward and Grace Evelyn (Gleason) Gauf. She married Harold K. “Cackle” Hensley. He preceded her in death in 1976. She married Franklin L. “Lloyd” Manns. He preceded her in death in 2012. Surviving is a daughter Shirley Richardson (Bryan) of Godfrey, two sons, Anthony S. Hensley (Amy) of Edwardsville, and Joseph Hensley (Tammy) of Godfrey, a step-son, Wayne A. Hensley of Godfrey, 16 grandchildren, Brianna Ferguson, Bryan Richardson, Faith Richardson, Hope Richardson, Joy Elliott (Andrew), Josh Hensley, Cameron Hensley, Gabriel Hensley, Cody Lewis, Nikkole M. Hensley, Alexander S. Hensley, Rachel F. Hensley, Rogan C. Hensley, Brian Hensley, Todd Hensley and Eric Hensley. Also surviving are three great grandchildren Camarlianna Hensley, Macaiah Hensley and Oliver Hensley, and a sister and brother-in-law Linda and Harry. She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy A. Hensley in 2001. There will be no services. Memorials may be made to the 5A’s Animal Shelter. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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