Clara J. "Cricket" Hendershot, 81, Newport, widow of David Paul Hendershot, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2013) at her residence.
Born on Oct. 7, 1931, in Lowell, she was a daughter of the late William Ivy and Edna Harris West. She was a 1949 graduate of Marietta High School, and wed David on Nov. 11, 1950. Cricket was a homemaker, a Methodist by faith, and an avid Ohio University and Ohio State University fan.
She is survived by two daughters, Jan (Don) Wichterman, and Paula (Mark) Rogers; two sons, Doug and Steve Hendershot; seven grandchildren, Doug (Adrienne) Hendershot, Jr., Jamie (Calista) Knowlton, Jerran Knowlton, David Hendershot, Tasha Hendershot, and John Rogers; three great-grandchildren, Dylan Knowlton, Abigail Knowlton, and Bentley Stoke; three sisters, Belva Strickland, Fran (Kenny) Carver, and Dot Wittekind; two brothers, Cletis (Thelma) West, and Ron (Cheryl) West; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by husband; parents; and one sister, Eva West.
Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 10, 2013) in Newport Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. There will be a procession from the funeral home to the graveside Saturday. Following the graveside service there will be a gathering of family and friends at the Newport United Methodist Church.
An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.