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Juanitda Hensley

February 13, 1924 — May 6, 2015

Juanita C. Hensley, age 91, of Choteau, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Teton Nursing Home in Choteau. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home and memorial services will be held at a later date.

Juanita was born February 13, 1924 in Divide County, North Dakota, the daughter of George Edwin and Mary Ellen "Nellie" (Knox) Leininger.

She was married to Herbert D. Rustad later divorced; Verl Haynes, and Leroy Hensley both preceding her in death. She worked as a waitress, a seamstress and a farm wife during her life.

She was a member of the Lutheran faith and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and knitting.

Juanita is survived by children: Wayne Rustad Haynes of Choteau and Gary Charles Rustad of Yuma, AZ; a brother: Kenneth Leininger of Reseda, CA; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sisters, Bernice Simpkins and Carol Smith; an infant sister, Betty Mae, and a brother: Duwayne Leininger.

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