A beautiful life of 79 years has ended. Barbara Ann Hensley Agrusa, 79, resident of Ashland since 2017, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Wednesday morning, January 6, 2021 at her residence.
A Graveside Service will be at 1 PM Monday, January 11 at Ashland City Cemetery in Benton County. Visitation will be from 3 PM to 5 PM Sunday, January 10 in The Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Agrusa was born June 30, 1941 in Harlan County, KY, the daughter of the late Virgil and Leona Brock Hensley. She received her education in the Harlan County Kentucky Public School System and was employed in the Food Industry throughout her life.
A faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Holly Springs, Ms. Agrusa was an independent lady who loved the Mississippi rural way of life and her "little house "nestled just inside the city limits of Ashland. She will be remembered for her enjoyment of conversation, politics, crocheting and watching her daily game shows that included "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right".
Mrs. Agrusa was devoted to her church and her community but her pride and joy was being the matriarch of her much loved family. Dedicated to her family, she showed unconditional love, strength and determination. With her passing, she leaves a hole that will never be filled. She will be greatly missed.
Blessed with a large family, Mrs. Agrusa is survived by three daughters, Rhonda Sadro (John) and Carla Yates of Michigan and Patricia Jokerst (Christopher) of Texas, five sons, Mike Middleton (Kris) and Alex Agrusa (Andrea), both of Michigan, Tim Satterfield (Mike Carroll) of Ashland, Sabastian Agrusa of California and Vincent Agrusa of Texas, one brother, Eugene Hensley (Joyce) of Michigan , fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Pasquale Agrusa and on sister, Rebecca Sue Tallant.
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