2009-04-09 / Obituaries

Hazel A. Hendershot

Berkeley Springs, 92

Hazel Arlene "Peg" Hendershot, 92, Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born July 28, 1916, at Sleepy Creek, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Truman Randolph and Irene May Buckner Werdebaugh.

She was a member and trustee of Mahnes Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served as the pianist and a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the United Methodist Women. She attended the Red Hill School, Spohrs Crossroads School and Berkeley Springs High School. She had worked as store manager with the Union Rescue Mission stores in Berkeley Springs, Hancock, Hagerstown and Mercersburg. She had also worked at the Sagner Co. in McConnellsburg.

She was an avid gardener and in her later years developed her skills as an artist, painting in oils.

She is survived by six daughters: Sophie LaVerne Creek, Hancock; Maryelen Willinghan, Berkeley Springs; Pearl Rebecca Mahnki, Martinsburg, W.Va.; Peggy Lou Welsh, Funkstown, Md.; Rhoda Mae Reed, Big Pool, Md., and Valetta Jean Boudreau, Berkeley Springs; three sons: Lewis Jackson "Jack" Hendershot, Norval Edwards "Butch" Hendershot Sr. and James William Hendershot Sr., all of Berkeley Springs; three sisters: Rachel McBee, Berkeley Springs; Ellen Belle Norris and Noramay Jean "Jackie" Mellott, both of Hancock; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 14 greatgreat grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 20 step-greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis J. Hendershot, on November 16, 1988; on sister, Mina Manko; four brothers: Charles Oliver Payne, Glenjoy Payne, Samuel Shirley Payne and Lewis Werdebaugh; one grandson, David Fox, and two greatgranddaughters: Lauressa and Michelle Dickey.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, at Mahnes Chapel United Methodist Church, Berkeley Springs. Pastor David Boucher officiated. Burial was made in Mahnes Chapel Cemetery.

Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403 or to Mahnes Chapel Cemetery, 545 Lou's Pony Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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