BiographyAlta Matilida “Tillie” Hendrickson, 85, of Bolivar, Missouri, departed this life on Monday, October 21, 2013 surrounded by family, at the home of her daughter.
She was born on January 15, 1928 in Camden Point, Missouri to Walter Ruark and Alta (Willoughby) Ruark. After graduating she married Clifford Hendrickson on August 9, 1945 in Leavenworth, Kansas. To this union five children were born.
Alta enjoyed going to church when she was able. She also loved to sit out on her front porch, as well as doing crossword puzzles and crocheting.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Clifford and two grandsons, Robert Wakefield and Jeff Hendrickson.
Alta is survived by one Daughter, Barbara Walters, and husband Dave, Bolivar; Four Sons, Ron Hendrickson and wife Carlene, Bolivar; Rick Hendrickson and wife Linda, Sanford, North Carolina; Tom Hendrickson and wife Diane, Pea Ridge, Arkansas; and Ernie Hendrickson and wife Felicia, Rogers, Arkansas; Eleven Grandchildren, nineteen Great-grandchildren, and one Great-great-grandchild; Two sisters, Bettie Sellars, and Annie Rader.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bolivar, Missouri with, Rick Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, in Bolivar, with Pallbearers being, Keith Walters, Tim Hillenburg, Jake Hammond, Jared Hendrickson, Terry Hendrickson, and Roger Hendrickson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Roger Hicks, Dannie Herbert, and Brandon Lepage.
There will a visitation for family and friends one hour prior to service time, from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook or leave private condolences at www.butlerfuneralhome.com