Elmer Hendershot, Sr. Leslie Elmer Hendershot, Sr., of Leslie, passed away at Allegiance Hospice with his family surrounding him, on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at the age of 92. He was born July 31, 1918 in Leslie, Michigan, the son of Michael and Maude (Morgan) Hendershot. He graduated from Leslie High School in 1937. Bud retired from Oldsmobile in 1977 after 30 years. Surviving are his six children, Elmer E. Hendershot, Jr., Delores (Don) Brown, Fred (Janell) Hendershot, Debbie (Mike) Hursh, Rodney Santora, and Randy (Judy) Peterson; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Doris (Hakes) Hendershot; son, Roger Hendershot; great-granddaughter, Chelsea Higbie; daughter-in-law, Pat Hendershot, and one brother, Martin Hendershot. Services remembering Bud's life will be held at the J.C. Adams Funeral Home, Leslie Chapel, on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Isham officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to Allegiance Hospice.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 8, 2010