Francis M. Pendergrass June 1, 1926 - June 23, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Francis M. Pendergrass, 88, of South Bend, IN passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home. She was born on June 1, 1926 in South Bend, IN to the late Clayton M. and Jessie (Quick) Hale. On July 11, 1941 in Plymouth, IN she was united in marriage to Doyle Pendergrass who preceded her in death on June 7, 1990. Mrs. Pendergrass is survived by her daughters, Sharon Lodholtz, Debbie Williams, Jessie Pendergrass, Vickie Eitler, Chris Ridenour, Carol Sage, Mary Pendergrass and Jackie Williams; sons, John, Clayton, Bob, Larry, Richard and George Pendergrass; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Hensel; and brother, Ernest "Ike" Hale. She was also preceded in death by daughters, Judy Carlile and Lois Green; sisters, Mary McClish, Hazel Alkire, Jessie Craig, Lois Kalver, Willadean Miltenburger and Loretta Goodsell; and brothers, Clayton, Raymond and William "Jim" Hale. Mrs. Pendergrass was a lifelong area resident. She was a Miami Indian and Klan Mother of the Meshingomesia Klan. She was a member of Forestbrook Missionary Church, South Bend. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN. Graveside services and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Francis M. Pendergrass may be offered to Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN 46635. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune from June 25 to June 26, 2014
Palmer Funeral Homes - Hickey Chapel
17131 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, IN 46635