2018-06-21 / Obituaries

Earl J. Hendershot

Warfordsburg, 73

Earl James Hendershot, 73, Warfordsburg, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at his home.

Born November 22, 1944, at home in Warfordsburg, he was the son of the late Kenneth Ellsworth and Stella Virginia Barnhart Hendershot.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church USA.

He was a 1962 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial arts from Millersville University. He taught industrial arts at Hancock High School for nine years and for the past 45 years had worked the family dairy farming operation.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Gideon’s International. He enjoyed bluegrass music.

Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Carol Edna Slagenweit Hendershot, at home; his children: Sara Catherine Hillegass and her husband, Matthew, Raleigh, N.C., and Andrew Kenneth Hendershot and his wife, Tiffany, Warfordsburg; a sister, Lois Lee Mellott, Warfordsburg; five grandchildren: Samuel Jameson Hillegass, Mason William Hillegass and Stella Jane Pearl Hillegass, all of Raleigh; Denton Philip Hendershot and Hannah Rose Hendershot, both of Warfordsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Paul Alonza Hendershot and Daryl Lynn Hendershot.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Hancock Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Terry Martin-Minnich officiated. Interment was in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

Contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or The Gideons International, The Fulton Camp, PO Box 642, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

Online condolences at www.helsleyjohnsonfh.com.

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