Elinor C. Hendricks, 100, Of Virden, died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:35 a.m., at Pleasant Dale Place in Girard.
She was born Nov. 1, 1913 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Scherer) Heuser. She attended Iowa State Teachers’ College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Elinor married Joseph Hendricks Nov. 28, 1936 in Iowa. They lived in Chicago, Kansas City, Mo. and Virden. In 1948 they moved to Virden and opened the Gambles Store which later became Hendricks Home Furnishings, Virden True Value and Virden Department Store. Joe died July 28, 1962, Elinor and her three sons continued the family business. She retired from the business in 1994 at the age of 80. She also played the organ for St. Catherine’s and Sacred Heart Churches in Virden and St. Patrick’s Church in Girard. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Virden, being named Church Woman of the Year in 2013.
Elinor is survived by her four children, sons, Jim (Margaret), Joe, Jeff (Judy), all of Virden; and a daughter, Judy (Ken) MacMurdo of Southport, N. C.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, August 29, 2014 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home, Virden, IL. with the reading of the Rosary at 7:45 P.M. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Sacred Heart Church, Virden, IL with Rev. Fr. George Morelock and Rev. Fr. James Palakudy officiating; organist, Marcella Roseiere. Pallbearers: Scott MacMurdo, Jaime Hendricks, Jeff Hendricks, Clayton Hendricks, Matt Eskew and Brock Bridges. Memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Church, Virden. Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com to leave a comment for the family.