Wayne R. Hendershot

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Wayne R. Hendershot, 91

Wayne R. Hendershot, 91, of Monon, formerly of Wolcott, passed away at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home of Francesville.

He was born January 31, 1922 in White County to the late Clarence and Lydia (Cassida) Hendershot and was a 1941 graduate of Wolcott High School.

Mr. Hendershot was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy during World War II where he served as a Gunners Mate First Class. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion in Monticello.

His marriage was to Beverly J. Secrest on October 20, 1945 in Monticello, Indiana. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2002.

Mr. Hendershot retired from Northway Products of Rensselaer after ten years. Prior to that he worked at Howard and Sons Feed Mill, was a farmer and carpenter.

He was a current member of Meadow Lake Presbyterian Church of Wolcott.

Wayne enjoyed fishing, gardening and camping with his family. He was a wonderful example of how to treat others and was soft hearted and loving to others.

Surviving are his children, Connie Linback of Monon, Ronnie Hendershot (wife: Julie) of Pekin, IL, Linda Taylor of Vale, AZ, Jerry Hendershot (wife: Isy) of Crestview, FL, Karen Albrecht of Francesville and Carol McClendon (husband: Mike) of Cabot, AK.

Wayne loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Mike, Gary, Ben, Josh, Isaac, Shawn, Danielle, Robby, Jerry Jr., Matthew, Lindsey, Novae, Jason, Stacey, Jon, Aaron and Jennifer and his 25 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death with his parents and wife is a sister, Helen Thompson.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Clapper Family Funeral Home of Monon. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 also at the funeral home with Brian Huber to officiate. Interment to follow in Bedford Cemetery, Monon.

Memorials may be given to the Meadow Lake Presbyterian Church in his name.

Share memories and online condolences at www.clapperfuneralservices.com

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2013
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