Myra Sue (Hensler) Custer

Born: Fri., Mar. 8, 1940
Died: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 03, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Jerome Christian Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Jerome Christian Church

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Myra Sue Custer, 76, Greentown was welcomed into eternity by her Heavenly Father on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 9:05 a.m. She was at home on hospice surrounded by her husband and daughters.

She was born March 8, 1940 in Peru, Indiana to Albert and Pearl (Strebin) Hensler. She married Max Custer on February 14, 1960, and he survives. 

She graduated from Eastern High School in 1958. She worked at State Bank of Greentown for 25 years. She also worked for Dr. William Begeman, DDS for 16 years and retired in 2004. 

She was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother and friend to many. She was an excellent example to her children, always enjoying time shared with family. She devoted time and attention to her 5 grandchildren, instilling godly values that she passed on. 

She enjoyed spending time at the lake with family and in Florida with her husband and friends. She had a love for gospel music and enjoyed attending the Quartet Convention in Gatlinburg, TN. She was in 2 Euchre Clubs and was a one-of-a-kind cake baker. She sang with a group called the “Midi Blenders” for several years. She was also active in the Greentown Glass Festival and worked on the election board. She was a member of the Greentown Research Club and a past 4-H member. She was very involved as a member of Jerome Christian Church and served on several committees there. 

In addition to her husband of 56 years, Max, she is survived by her daughters, Marla (David) Dickerson, Carmel and Mona Horner, Fishers. Her precious grandchildren, Kayla Marko- South Carolina, Keegan (Kristin) Horner- Noblesville, Kinsey Horner-Wabash, Jared Dickerson-Ohio, Rachel Dickerson-Carmel, Sister-in –law, Carol Sue Hensler-Greentown, Brother-in-law, J. Arnold (Nancy) Custer-Greentown, several nieces and nephews, Ronda Smith-Marion, Andrea (David) Eikenberry-Greentown, Gregg (Cathy) Hensler-Greentown, Tonya (Joe) Wittig-Brownsburg, Jim (Lisa) Custer-Greentown, Stacy (Louis) Snyder-Greentown. 

She was preceded in death by her parents- Albert and Pearl Hensler, brother-Max Hensler, nephew-Mark Custer, father and mother-in-law, Jessie and Dorothy Custer.

The family wishes to thank Amanda Sommers, RN and Becky Brew, HHA from Guardian Angel Hospice Care for the wonderful care they gave. A special thank you to Laura Agness, a family friend, for her countless hours of support to both Myra Sue and the whole family. 

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jerome Christian Church 9535 E 100 S Greentown. A celebration of Myra Sue's life will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior to the service also at Jerome Christian Church 9535 E 100 S Greentown with Pastor David Stokes officiating. Burial will follow the service in Mast – Hensler Cemetery.

Hasler & Stout Funeral Home 112 E. Main Street assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Paul and Pam (Roach) Cook
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
So sorry for the loss of her earthly body! Praising God she's a believer and dancing in the streets of heaven with no more pain! We never want to let go even when know it's best! Praying for comfort and peace and for Jesus to wrap his loving arms around each of you as you adjust to new normal here on earth and fill the void your feeling! Fear not you shall be reunited one day if your saved!! Blessings, and prayers!!

Bob and Jeannie Stoner
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
Dear Max, Mona, Marla and her precious grandchildren. We are so saddened to learn of Myra Sue's passing this week. Her passing will leave a void for many many who were blessed to know and love her. We will cherish the wonderful times we spent at Tippy enjoying the lake and our families who visited. We will keep your family in our prayers for strength and peace after losing Myra Sue from our presence. May God bless your family at this difficult time.

Diane Vostatek
   Posted Thu February 02, 2017
Dear Custer family,
I was saddened to hear of your loss. Myra Sue had a very special place in my heart. Being a neighbor for many years, I enjoyed her friendship and our neighborly talks. One of my fondest memories is when my young sons would watch her bake cakes from their bedroom window. She was an extraordinary baker! Her cakes were definitely the very best! Her smile and pleasant personality reflected the love she had for the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God be with you and comfort you. She will be missed, but we will see her again in Glory!

Mark Estes & Family
   Posted Thu February 02, 2017
Deepest sympathies to the family at this time of loss. You'll be in our prayers.

Joyce and Lonnie Small
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Arnold, Nancy, and family-so sorry for your loss. God loans us a family and takes them away as He chooses. The tears we shed are interest on that loan.

Lynn Pratt
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Dear Max, Marla and Mona,

My thoughts and prayers are with you...thinking of each of you...every day for several days and wishing I wasn't so many miles away. I am so thankful for our visit last September and thankful to be back home at that time. Sending blessing and sincere sympathy and love...your cousin,

Lynn and Tom Pratt
Ventura, California

Phyllis Hite Boling
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
My condolences. I am sure Myra Sue added sparkle to your family. May all your memories be uplifting.

Linda Bragg Hughes
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
Max,Marla,Mona, So sorry for your loss.Myra will greatly be missed as she was a very sweet person. Know that you are in my prayers.

Neal Wilson
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
Myra Sue was one of most sensitive people I have known, plus she anticipated needs and did her best to handle. I always looked forward to seeing smiling welcome @ the bank when I was in Greentown. Years later she would play my agent rounding up old friends and classmates to visit whenever I was home. She was a truly good person. My condolences to my friend and classmate, Max and the family.

Neal Wilson, Mesquite Tex

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