LONDON — Edna Ruth (Thacker) Hendrickson, age 91 of London, Kentucky passed away peacefully Thursday, August 02, 2018 at Hillcrest Health and Rehabilitation in Corbin, Kentucky.
She was the mother of Rodney Hendrickson and wife Alice of London, Kentucky, Betsy Hicks and husband Billy of Georgetown, Kentucky, the grandmother of; Ashley Johnson and husband Jed of Georgetown, Kentucky, Autumn Slankard and husband Kyle of Fort Wright, Kentucky, Jimmy Hendrickson and wife Natalie of Charleston, South Carolina, the sister of Johnny Thacker and wife Genell of Trenton, Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Cannonball" Hendrickson, by her parents, Dr. Franklin Henley Thacker and Susan (Sergent) Thacker, by her grandson, 1st Lieutenant Tyler Hicks, and by her siblings; Kelly Thacker, Barton Thacker, Russell Thacker, and Lenore Thacker Tweed.
Edna was born on April 02, 1927 in Evarts, Kentucky. She graduated from Evarts High School in 1946. She lived in Evarts for the first 86 years of her life before moving to London, Kentucky to be near her children and grandchildren. She was an active and dedicated member of the Evarts Congregational United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. For the last five years of her life Edna was active in the London First United Methodist Church. Edna worked at the Cloverfork Clinic in Evarts for 32 years, beginning her work there the week the clinic first opened. Edna had unwavering faith in God. She was very generous with her time. She cherished her old friends at Evarts and the new friends she made at London First United Methodist Church, Carnaby Square Apartments, and the staff and residents of Hillcrest Health and Rehab. Edna was an avid Scott County High School basketball fan, where her son-in-law Billy serves as head coach and grandson Tyler played. Edna's fun-loving spirit was best demonstrated by serving as flower girl at her granddaughters wedding at the age of 88.
Funeral Services for Edna Ruth (Thacker) Hendrickson will be conducted 4:30PM Sunday, August 05, 2018 in London Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Kimmons and Robert Amundsen officiating. The family of Edna Ruth (Thacker) Hendrickson will receive friends at London Funeral Home from 3:30 PM Sunday, August 05, 2018 until the funeral hour. Graveside Services and burial will be conducted 10:00AM Monday, August 06, 2018 at Rest Haven Cemetery in Harlan, Kentucky. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
London Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to: Tyler Hicks Scholarship Fund with checks made payable to: Cardinal Sports Club INC. PO Box 68, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324.