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Elizabeth Hendricks

Elizabeth A. (Gardner) “Libby” Hendricks was born in Carey, to the late Robert and Dorothy Gardner on Dec. 7, 1936. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She married James F. Hendricks on June 13, 1959. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1998. They had two sons, Douglas Robert and Brian James Hendricks, both survive and live in Vanlue. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Emily, Adrienne, Owen and Lydia Hendricks.
A 1954 graduate of Carey High School, she earned her bachelor of science degree in education from Bowling Green State University. She was a teacher for 37 1/2 years at Carey Elementary School.
Libby, as she was known, was actively involved in Hancock County politics, representing Amanda Township on the Hancock County Republican Central Committee for several years. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Union Veterans, Mazza Museum, Retired Teachers, Findlay Hancock County Library and Grace United Methodist Church. She enjoyed all sports. She was a big supporter of Vanlue and Carey athletics and education. She also enjoyed reading. She loved her family exceedingly and was always there for family and friends. Libby was a remarkable wife, a great school teacher and a loving mother and grandmother and a firm believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
A private graveside service was held at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey, with the Rev. James Sharrett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Cancer Patient Services of Hancock County, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library or Carey Food Pantry and send them to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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  1. Dan Craft on July 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Hendricks. I remember her from my young days in Carey.
    I really liked her and I am sure she will be missed by many.

  2. Bernard Farmer on July 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    I remember Libby when I was a young boy who lived across the street in my Grandparents house at 340 E.North St. .
    We played together as children sometimes. I was born JULY 11, 1937. i been living in Fort Worth, Texas area since 1958. i check the internet now and then and I am sorry to here about Libby, she sounded as though she had a great
    life though, may she rest in peace.

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