Portia (Walter)  Hendershot
80 years of age passed away Thursday September 5, 2019. She was born May 25, 1939 in New Albany to the late Raymond "Tubby" and Mary Lynne Kennady. Portia was a retired sales associate and decorator for Schmitt Furniture and a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Philip G. Hendershot.

She is survived by her loving children, Tish and Philip Hendershot (Linda), sister Letty Walter, grandchildren Alyssa, Alec, and Abby Hendershot, sister-in-law Cathy Detenber (Steve), cousin Claudia "Binky" McGloshen, nieces Lynne Darneal and Emily Detenber, and nephews Travis Detenber and Joey Darneal.

Visitation will be 2:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Albany with bereavement luncheon immediately following.

A celebration of life will be on Friday, September 13th from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring St. in New Albany. RSVP: text/call (415)748-0314

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Providence House/ Guerin Woods in Georgetown, IN. http://www.guerininc.org/

Online condolences may be made at www.kraftfuneralservice.net
Published on September 9, 2019


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Paula Sparks Thompson
Sep 09, 2019
Dear Tish and Phil,
My mother, Margo, spoke with your mother often. Margo aka Mumsey would tell me how positive and at peace your mama was each time they spoke. Most recently, Mumsey talked to Ms Portia at the end of August. They were Providence cheerleaders together as I am sure you both have heard the stories.
My condolences to both of you. I will miss hearing Mumsey telling me “I talked to Portia today” and all of the wonderful conversations they consistently had throughout the years. Mumsey is sitting closest - on the right ~ Portia, your beautiful mama~ far left (I think) lol~ with the big smile ~ we will see that smile again one day~
Peace, prayers and God speed~
Love Paul
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