~ ferne hendershot ~

Ferne Lucille Hendershot, 91, of Beallsville, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Astoria Place of Barnesville.

She was born January 17,1926, near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Herman and Bessie Shriver Truex.

She was a member of the Captina Church of Christ and a retired custodian for the Switzerland of Ohio School District.

In addition to her parents, Ferne was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; a son, Dale; two brothers, Vernon Truex and Roger Truex; two sisters, Mary Boughner and Anna Lee Book.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Sharon Hendershot, of Barnesville; three grandchildren, Ricky (Becky) Hendershot, of Waterford, Kristy Hendershot, of Barnesville, and Karen (Brian) Berga, of New Matamoras; three great-grandchildren, Brianna and Ryan Hendershot, and Jimmy Berga; a sister, Esther (Leonard) Miller, and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Truex, both of Canton; also many nieces and nephews.

Ferne will be remembered for her homemade goodies and delicious food she lovingly shared with friends, neighbors, and family. She always had home-baked cookies on hand just in case someone stopped by.

Friends were received Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where funeral services were held Friday, June 9, 2017, at with Minister Jeff Rich officiating. Burial was in Beallsville Cemetery.

In keeping with Ferne’s giving spirit, her family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Captina Church of Christ, c/o Casey Tolzda, PO Box 112, Beallsville, Ohio 43716.

Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net.