Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2008, 6:02 pm

Beverly Hendershot

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Beverly J. Hendershot, 81, of Moline, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Trinity Pathway Hospice, Bettendorf.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Union Congregational Church, 1811 53rd St., Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline. Burial will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to Union Congregational Church.

Beverly was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Rock Island, to Frederick and Mabel Hoover Ehler. She married Robert Hendershot on Nov. 27, 1948, at Central Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1999.

She was employed at International Harvester and later worked at Sears Roebuck, retiring in 1988 as an executive secretary.

Beverly was a member of Union Congregational Church, where she was a deaconess and also sang in the choir. She also sang at Central Presbyterian Church. She was also a part of a barber shop quartet. She enjoyed bowling, shopping, doing crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her children, Kristi (Kevin) Harbaugh, Osco, Mark (Jackie) Hendershot, Rock Island, Kerri (Gus) Pappas, Davenport, David (Barb) Hendershot, Rock Island; grandchildren, Kylie (John) Sayre, Patrick (fiancee, Erin) Harbaugh, Justin (Kelly) Hendershot, Chad (Maggie) Humphrey, Blake (Jackie) Humphrey, Alyssa Pappas; great-grandchildren, Annalise Humphrey and Ian Sayre. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

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