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“Ray and I are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She was such a lovely person and a friend to many. We are so sorry for your loss, Larry and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kathryn Schroer - Sioux City, IA

“Our condolences to Uncle Larry, Cindy, Laurie, Judy, Max, Karen and Ken. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord hold you tight through this difficult...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Cristy Tenboer Wellik - AZ

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you an your family!! ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lynn McAllister - Sioux City, IA

“Larry and family,So sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of attending school and First Lutheran with Sharon. I remember spending...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kaye Krause Heigaard - enumclaw, WA

“So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Tim Van Peursem - friend

“You are in my prayers ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Doug Roehrich - Sioux City, IA


Sharon D. Hendricks, 77, of Sioux City passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Visitation at Rohde Funeral Home, 101 W 2nd Street in Kingsley on Thursday, February 15, 2018, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Celebration of Life at Peace Reformed Church, 4100 Outer Drive North, in Sioux City on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Online condolences may be mad to www.rohdefh.com.

Sharon was born on March 4, 1940, to Kenneth and Dorothy (Herbold) McConnell in rural Kingsley, Iowa. She graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1958. She married her best friend, the love of her life, Larry Hendricks on March 8, 1959. They lived in Sioux City, where Sharon worked at Northwestern Bell until they started their family. They were blessed with three daughters.

Sharon was a stay-at-home wife and mother until the girls were grown. She worked at Diamond Vogel, Van Dyke-Bzoski Insurance and Mills-Shellhammer Insurance. Sharon retired in 2000.

Sharon "Blue Eyes" enjoyed many friendships including her Friday night couple's group, the Tuesday night golfers, mall walkers club and card clubs at the golf courses. Some of her hobbies were golf, bowling and nurturing her beautiful flower gardens with Larry. Sharon's greatest joy was spending time with grandsons and family.

Sharon was a charter member of Peace Reformed Church and enjoyed her many friends at church.

Sharon is survived by her husband of nearly 59 years, Larry; daughters Cindy (Denny) Edwards of Raleigh, NC, Laurie (Dan) VanDerLinden of Sgt. Bluff and Judy Hendricks of Sioux City. Four grandsons: Taylor Vega, Bryce (Lindsey) Edwards, Drake Edwards and Tanner VanDerLinden; sister, Karen Tenboer, 2 brothers Max (Jo) McConnell and Ken (Betty) McConnell; brothers-in-law Francis (Jean) Hendricks Jr., and David (Ann) Hendricks; a special aunt Gola (Roger "Red") Bales, an aunt Marguerite Herbold and an uncle Duane Mahrt as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Robert Tenboer.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Peace Reformed Church, P.O. Box 2310, Sioux City, IA 51108.

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