News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 31, 2013

Patricia S. Hensley


TERRE HAUTE — Patricia S. Hensley, 86, of New Orleans, and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in LSU Hospital, in New Orleans. Patricia was born March 17, 1927, in Hammond, to Maurice and Francis Mann Sullivan. She was a member of the American Legion Post 104 Women’s Auxiliary, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 Women’s Auxiliary.

She enjoyed shopping whenever she could as well as going to casinos with friends and family. Most of all, Patricia loved her family, especially holding a special place in her heart for her grandchildren.  

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Hensley; one son, Jason Royale; and two brothers, Tom and Don Sullivan.  

She is survived by five daughters, Suzanne Greenwell and Del Barnes of New Orleans, Mary Hoopengarner and Linda Hoopengarner, both of Terre Haute, Paula Bland of Texas, and Jeannette Ditto of Terre Haute; two sisters, Maurene Hilgeman, and Ruthita Joy; three grandchildren, Michele, Kylie, and Rebecca Ditto; and one great-grandchild, Jared. Patricia is also survived by many other friends, family, and loved ones.  

As were Patricia’s wishes, cremation has been chosen. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, assisted locally with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at: