Alva's Story

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Alva Clayton Hendricks, 88, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed from this life on Aug. 13, 2017, surrounded by family at his home in Lebanon. Alva was born on Nov. 5, 1928, in Harrison County, the son of the now late Alva F. and Mabel (Routh) Hendricks.
He was married to Mary K. Fisher on June 17, 1948, in Boone County.
After farming for a few years, Alva also worked for Herr Elevator, Pittman-Moore, Borden Dairy, Ulen Country Club and Tube Forming, Inc.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in 2012; son, Jerry D. Hendricks; grandsons, Scott and Bryan Hendricks; and two brothers, Earl Hendricks and Harold Hendricks.
Alva is survived by two sons, John Hendricks of Indianapolis and Jeffrey (Colleen) Hendricks of Jamestown; one daughter, Lori (Dann) Crosby of Roachdale; one daughter-in-law, Carole Hendricks of Bedford, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
At age 85, he rededicated his life to Jesus Christ and was re-baptized as a witness to the world of his commitment.
Alva was always a hard worker and a master craftsman, hand making many fine pieces of furniture that his family will always cherish.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m., in the Lebanon Church of God, Lebanon (corner of Royal and Henry streets). All family and friends are welcome.
Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on August 23, 2017
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