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The Life of Mary S Hendricks

Mary S. Hendricks, 90, of Minersville, formerly of Llewellyn, Branch Township, passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, on Saturday. 

Born on April 22, 1932, in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (nee Onufer) Spolski.  She attended Branch Township schools and worked as a nurse’s aide at the former Rest Haven Home and Hospital, retiring in 1992. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Llewellyn.  She was also a member of the AFSCME Retiree Chapter and a former member of the Llewellyn AMVETS Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair W. Hendricks, in 1988; a son, Craig Hendricks, in 2021.  She was also preceded in death by six siblings, Joseph, Andrew, Anna, Stanley and John Spolski, and Kathryn Wirzbicki. 

Mary is survived by her remaining children, Thomas Hendricks (spouse, Sharon), Minersville, Sandra Melusky, Minersville, Kenneth (spouse, Mary), Kettle Falls, Wash., Rosemary Tiffin (spouse, Malcolm), Schuylkill Haven, Michael Hendricks (spouse, Deb Rosenberger), Llewellyn, Robert Hendricks (spouse, Alicia Walcott), Minersville, Dana Moyer (spouse, William), Cressona, Lisa Hendricks (spouse, William Schinkel), Llewellyn, and Sherri Conshue (spouse, Mark), Minersville; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.  She is also survived by her remaining sibling, Sophie Clark, Virginia; nieces and nephews.

Mary raised her ten children in Llewellyn, moving to Minersville later in life.  Among her greatest joys were family reunions, getting to see her family together, including those who lived away. 

Anyone who met her would immediately discover that she had a great sense of humor, always ready for a good time and a good laugh.  She loved to travel.  All someone had to ask was “Do you want to go?” and she was ready.  In her later years, she earned the title of “Queen of QVC Shopping”.  What will they do without her? 

“Mom”, as she was known to family and friends alike, will be greatly missed, especially by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 6:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 6:00 A.M. until services at 10:00 A.M.  Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park,

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