Retha Helen Hendershot, 99, formerly of Cambridge City, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Rosebud Village in Richmond.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1920 in Oswley County, KY to Tilman H. and Emma (Herd) Hale. She enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening and growing flowers. Retha volunteered at Hobe Sound Bible College.

She is survived by her children, Delores Jean (Leonard) Hobbs, Gail (Robert) Stewart, Carol (Rodney) Duvall, Marsha (Amos) Davidson, Melvin (Zeke) Hendershot, Cora Vonhayderschatt, Charlena Smith and James Hendershot; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Retha was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Virgil O. Hendershot on January 23, 1997; 2 sisters, Nancy Halcomb and Cynthia Hartsock; 7 brothers, Willie, Orlando, Clarence, Dudley, Aloe, Vadis, and Dallas Hale.

Friends may call from noon until the start of the service at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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