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THE TILLER AND TOILER, 17 January 1929
Obituary – Walter James Hendershot

Walter James Hendershot was born at Lone Elm, Kansas, July 17, 1903, and departed this life January 5, age 25 years, 5 months and 19 days.
He moved with his parents to Pawnee county in 1905, where he grew to manhood. On June 21, 1922, he was united in marriage to Bessie Edith Delp to which union two children were born. Edith Pauline who is now six years of age, and Dale James, who is two.
On March 1, 1923, Mr. Hendershot moved with his family to Partridge, Kansas, near Hutchinson where he remained for a year. In May, 1924, he removed to Burdett and began working for the Farmers Elevator as elevator man, which position he occupied faithfully until his last illness. In this position he was always prompt and took a keen interest in the business. He was courteous to the patrons and was always willing to go out of his way to accommodate them and his many friends. He received many compliments for his ability as an elevator man. He was beloved by those for whom he worked and was held in the highest esteem by the patrons of the elevator.
He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Burdett February 6, 1921, and remained a faithful member until the day of his death. A few hours before the end came he called to his bedside his loving wife and little children, his father, mother, brothers and sisters, all of whom were present except the oldest sister who resides in California. He bade them all goodbye and told them he was going to the Great Beyond where there is neither sorrow nor tears.
Those who are left to mourn his loss, besides his wife and two children, are his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Hendershot of Burdett, Kansas, two brothers, Claude L. Hendershot of Salina, Kansas, and Glen Hendershot, of Burdett, , and five sisters, Mrs. Opal McQuillan, of Hollywood, California, and Zona, Mary, Margaret and Zella Hendershot of Burdett. Another sister, Alvaretta, preceded him in death December 5, 1918.
Funeral services, in charge of Rev. W. B. Summers of Garfield and V. M. Hayes, the local pastor, were conducted Tuesday afternoon, January 8, at two o’clock from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Burdett. A male quartet composed of Messrs D. R. Haymond, A. G. Hunt, S. E. Notestine and V. M. Hayes sang “Rock of Ages,” “We’re Going Home to Die No More” and “In the Garden.” Interment was in Burdett cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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