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Josephine Blanche Hendrickson
Josephine Blanche HendricksonBingoJosephine Blanche Hendrickson, 80 of Marion, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Marion General Hospital.

She was born October 3, 1936 in Marion to the late Charles Herbert and Mary Ann (Jacobs) Huntsman.   She was also preceded in death by her former husband, Donald E. Hendrickson, three brothers, Billy, Clifford and Harvey Huntsman; two sisters, Edie Hoover and Cora Ledley; a granddaughter, great grandson and great-great-grandson.

Josephine loved everyone and everything. Family was her #1 love; she was Grandma Jo or Aunt Jo to anyone who came into her life. A breast cancer survivor, she loved life to its fullest and never knew a stranger. Her favorite hobbies were, of course, bingo and going to the casino. Her nickname was "Bingo Jo" and her favorite place was Baseball for Boys in Marion.

Jo retired from Siemans in 1995 as a big press operator for over 20 years. She was also a school bus driver in the early seventies and was the first to implement a safety program in North Union in case of any emergencies on buses.  Jo had a patriotic heart and was always supportive of the veterans.

She raised 5 daughters as a single mother and was very proud of each and every one of them. She loved to go on vacations, and her daughter Robin was her favorite traveling companion, hitting casinos all over the country! She loved to visit her daughters in many states, such as Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada and Arizona.

Her favorite place though was living at Chadwick Place in Marion for over 10 years where she had many friends and where she met her male companion, "Ole Bob" Parish, and they would head down to Waldo for the famous bologna sandwich.

Her compassion for helping others and making everyone feel loved was her special trait that helped set an example in the lives of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many others. She loved to dance and sing to country music, especially Johnny Cash. She left a memorable impression on everyone she encountered, whether it was telling jokes, singing songs, making food for others or just a smile and hello to brighten your day. This world will sadly miss this incredibly strong willed woman and she would like to leave you with this in your daily lives: WWJD, "What Would Jo Do?" Every time you give, you get back in line to receive. We received a lot of love from this woman and she will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Hendrickson, Dayton; Bonnie Madden, Leesville, LA; Peggy (Dan) Nelson, Richwood; Robin (Dave) Herzog, West Liberty; Bobbie (Jeremy) Amberson, Reno, Nevada; a sister, Barbara Allinder, Marion; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and her best friend, Bob Parish, Marion.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Richard Douglas officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday from 4 to 7 PM.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer, 660 Ackerman Road, 6th Floor, PO Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Don and Julia  Speyer Thogmartin
Seabrook Island, SC
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:52 PM

You are all in our thought and prayers.

#2 from: Christie Hunter (Henderson)
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 12:55 PM

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this time Jo was a positive influence on anyone and everyone that knew her she will be remembered our hearts forever.

#3 from: Pam (Skidmore) Laucher
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Donna and Family,

I was sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I hope your wonderful memories of her help see you through this time of mourning.  Memories last forever.


#4 from: Sandy(Callahan)and Marvin Guider
Anniston, Alabama
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:24 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was a good friend to my Mother, Juanita Callahan, before her passing. Jo always had a smile and/or a story to share whenever we would see her while visiting Mom.  May her family be blessed with all their special memories and be comforted by them.

#5 from: johna nibert
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Sorry for the loss of your Mother. You still have memories

#6 from: Bruce Hoover
Delaware Ohio
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Jo was a great aunt who had the ability to find the good in everyone and enjoy life even in the most difficult times. We will miss her always for her grit, humor, and love.

#7 from: James and Linda Greene
Corsicana Tx
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Bobbie Amberson and family.

#8 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue, OH
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Peggy, I am so sorry hearing of your mom's passing. I remember her smile she always had.  Know you are in my prayers.  Marsha K.

#9 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Will miss Jo's smile and up-beat friendly attitude--someone who will always be fondly remembered.

#10 from: Larry Hoover
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 6:37 PM

I can't say enough how sorry we are to hear of the passing of Aunt Jo.  She was a wonderful Aunt and I will never forget the special relationship that she shared with my mother and our family.  She was quick with a laugh or smile, or a just an expression that would make anyone she encountered feel like her friend.  She had thousands of friends.  I know that she will be truly missed.  There are not enough people like your mother in this world.


Larry, Vicki, Zach and Lindsey

#11 from: Jamie Clark
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:12 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  Your mom was a great woman & I know you'll miss her very much.  I hope you can find peace in knowing that she's not suffering.  My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.  Love you!

#12 from: Pam McCloud Endsley
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:30 PM

Donna:  My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mom.  I trust Gods love will be comforting during this difficult time.

#13 from: Aunt Babe
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:14 PM

So sorry to hear about Jo.  She will always be with you....you carry her now in your heart.  Remember the good times and let all the sorrow fade away. She was a very strong woman and she fought a good fight, but God has other plans for her now.  God bless all of you.

#14 from: Phillip Mays
Leesville LA
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:08 AM

I will miss grandma Jo. I am so glad that I was able to known her. She was and still is a great woman. I will always love you grandma Jo.

#15 from: Trina M. Mays ( Henderson)
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:53 AM

I will miss my Grandmother for the rest of my life but I got to make many wonderful memories with her...She is in the arms of our Lord and I know she is having the time of her new life with those who went before her..I Love You Always and Forever Grandma Jo... I am so proud you were mine.

#16 from: Robin Herzog
West Liberty, Ohio
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 7:59 AM

We will miss my Moms unfiltered humor, grace and Compassion she shared with us on a daily basis. She shaped me into the wife & mother I am today. My hole in my heart will never fill but I have the fondest & funniest memories to help heal over time. I will continue her passion for giving and helping others. Her legacy will live on thru her family for years to come, forever we will love and miss you Mom & Grandma. Robin, Dave, Tyler, Natalie. Dustin, Cassie.

#17 from: Phillip and Millicent Hoover
St. Louis, MO
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:12 AM

Jo saw goodness in everything and in everyone.  Our lives are richer for loving her and we'll carry her memory -- and her smile -- in our hearts forever.

#18 from: Ashlie Lee
Leesville, Louisiana
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Grandma, I will always love you and miss you deeply. Even though you are gone you are never gone from my heart. I will always carry a spot for you, to share with others your kindness and your great since if humor. Grandma we love you, Love Ashlie,Cello,Jewel,Valin and Alex

#19 from: Bobbie Amberson
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:21 PM

I will miss my mom very much the hole in my heart will be filled with the memories of her are long chat on the phone she called them are get togethers. I love hearing her laugh and telling jokes. boy the memories I have of her alway telling me chin up Bobbie Jo then she would sing the sun will come out tomorrow. she always had a song for everything. And she always had away to make me smile or laugh. I will miss her very much. I love you mom
Bobbie Jo

#20 from: Marvin and Penny Bedsaul
Gautier Ms.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Sending prayers of sympathy for you and your family during the loss of your Grandmother

#21 from: Ella Davis
Richwood Ohio
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:34 AM

My condolences to the family.  May God lead us all to greener pastures!  Sorry for your loss.

#22 from: Bruce Beery
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:54 AM

So sorry for your loss. Had her for a bus driver and was a good gal ! Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

#23 from: Dawn
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Robin and family, so so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I will always cherish the times of laughter enjoyed around her kitchen table. She always had a story to share. Her home knew no stranger but everyone was welcome. A true gem. Much prayers and hugs being lifted up for your family.  Dawn Gray

#24 from: Paula Moore
Columbia, SC
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Robin and Family,

So sorry to hear of Jo's passing.  Love and prayers to all.

Paula and the Boys

#25 from: Rebecca George
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 1:22 PM

What a cheerful person your mother, Jo, must have been.  Many years ago she helped me with some work and I remember having Peggy in my first sixth grade class.  It was my intention to visit the funeral home. I'm sorry time got away from me and I didn't get there.
I'm sure you will have pleasant memories of your mother, Josephine.
      God Bless,  
      Mrs. Rebecca George

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