Claudia M. Hendricks

September 8, 1944January 13, 2021

Claudia (Nickel) Hendricks born September 8, 1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on January 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia (Kaps) and Henry Nickel Jr., and by her brother Craig Nickel. Claudia is survived by her husband of 53 years, Tim; loving mother to son Kirk Hendricks (Catherine) of Dublin, Ohio and daughter Kristen Anderson (Christopher) of Carmel, Indiana. Grandmother (Mimi) to Kyle and Cara Hendricks and to Sydney and Natalie Anderson who all were the light in her eyes. Claudia is also survived by brother David Nickel (Linda) of Cincinnati, Ohio and sister Pamela Wurster (Greer, dec.) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Claudia had a large extended family with whom she greatly enjoyed spending time. Claudia’s many friends were also a great joy in her life.

Claudia was a 1962 graduate of Milford High School where she excelled as a student. After graduation from Denison University in 1966, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked at the Library of Congress doing research for House and Senate representatives. After marriage, she moved to Dayton where she worked in procurement at Wright Patterson until starting her family. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church in Milford and later in Dayton.

Claudia had many interests, but particularly enjoyed bridge and participated in several bridge groups. She was very interested in gardening, stamp collecting and cross stitch. She loved to travel and greatly enjoyed cruising. The family is grateful to the staff at Hospice of Dayton for the care they provided. We are especially grateful to Joann, her long-time aid, who treated Claudia as family and was always there when needed.

The family will hold a private service, with arrangements by Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills. Consider a memorial contribution in Claudia’s name to Hospice of Dayton, Cox Arboretum Foundation or Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Online condolences may be sent to


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Ann and Joe Hitter

January 17, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Claudia's passing. We shared many wonderful times and have such great memories of you and Claudia all the years we worked together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our sincerest sympathy.
Ann and Joe Hitter

Sue O’Connor

January 15, 2021

Claudia was a delightful friend as we shared grand parenting. Her presence is missed in so many ways as she touched so many hearts.
Prayers for comfort and peace in knowing she rests now in God’s Care.
The O’Connor family

Pamela Wurster

January 14, 2021

I loved my sister, Claudia, and I will miss her very much. I will cherish so many wonderful memories of our time together. She will be in my heart forever.

Gail Borgert

January 14, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Claudias passing,
I have such great memories of when our families were neighbors, It was a wonderful time and we shared so many memories of our kids and lifes ups and downs together.
We will keep you in our hearts and pray you will find comfort in the wonderful memories you all share
Gail Borgert and family

Amy Borgert Martin

January 14, 2021

Dear Kristin and Kirk,

I wanted to share my sincerest condolences. I have fond memories of your mom, especially during the many garage sales orchestrated on Oak Knoll ; ).

Your family is in our hearts.
Wishing you peace and comfort,
Amy (Borgert) Martin