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Ruth Naomi Hensley Chafin
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1928
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 2001
Delaware County
Indiana, USA

SELMA--Ruth Naomi Chafin, 72, Selma, died early Tuesday morning at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Helen, W.Va., to the late Ulysses Grant and Lura Francis Blevins Hensley. She moved to Delaware County where she was a homemaker, an avid writer, and also taught Sunday School for many years. Her memberships included Riverview Church of the Nazarene, Anchor Hocking Sympathy Club and the Writers Club of Muncie.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Ervin Chafin; one son, Gary Lee West (wife-Sharon); four daughters, Brenda Joyce Cottrell (husband-Ron), Madeline Carroll Miller, Donna Sue Staggs (husband-Thomas), and Deborah Kay Mercer (husband-Harvey; two brothers, G. Gene Hensley (wife-Elizabeth) and Ethan Kade Hensley (wife-Paulette), and one sister, Marie Vernice Bailey. There are also 13 grandchildren including Debora Denise Schmidt, Brian Keith Mercer, David Thomas Staggs, Amy Elizabeth Staggs, Ray West, Sarah West and Elliott West; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Chafin was preceded in death by seven brothers, Elmer Chesel Hensley, Paul Luverne Hensley, Ralph Harding Hensley, Sebastian Barnett Hensley, Benny Ray Hensley, Archie Faymon Hensley, and Darrell Lee Hensley.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parson Mortuary. Services will be private. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park. 
Family links: 
  Ulysses Grant Hensley (1892 - 1965)
  Lura Francis Blevins Hensley (1900 - 1943)
  Ervin P Chafin (1922 - 2012)
  Paul Laverne Hensley (1917 - 1943)*
  Paul Laverne Hensley (1917 - 1943)*
  Archie Faymon Hensley (1925 - 1945)*
  Ruth Naomi Hensley Chafin (1928 - 2001)
*Calculated relationship
Elm Ridge Memorial Park
Delaware County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Jane
Record added: Oct 03, 2012
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Ruth Naomi <i>Hensley</i> Chafin
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 Added: Oct. 3, 2012

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