Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Paula J Hendershot

December 14, 1953June 23, 2020

Paula J. (Wilson) Hendershot, 66, Farmland, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. She fought a long battle with cancer for five years.

She was born Monday, December 14, 1953, in Muncie, the daughter of Paul and Betty (Reel) Wilson. Paula lived in Delaware and Randolph counties most of her life. She was a homemaker and worked as a cashier at Ball State. Paula enjoyed sewing, playing Bingo, and photography.

Survivors include her children, David L. (wife, Ella) Hendershot Jr. of Farmland, Indiana, Terri (husband, Matt) Markley of Muncie, Indiana, Mary Hendershot of Muncie, Indiana, Refa (husband, Randy) Riddle of Yorktown, Indiana, Angie Hendershot of Gas City, Indiana, and Daniel L. (wife, Corinne) Hendershot of Oak Forest, Illinois; twenty-two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers; and two sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave L. Hendershot Sr.; her parents, Paul and Betty Wilson; and a brother.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Corinne Hendershot for being her caretaker for the last five years.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Burial with graveside services will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends may call at Elm Ridge Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic a mask is required at the funeral home and please remember to be safe and adhere to the six foot social distancing.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Calling Hours:

    Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, June 29, 2020


Paula J Hendershot

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Alyssa Watson

June 26, 2020

I love you mamaw , I still remember getting out of school & going to incredible yogurt where you were the manager at the time. When you used to have a garden & we'd go out & pick the green beans & help you sort them. The talking cookie jars, the kaboom cereal & bubba pop that us kids would get in trouble for opening the cans half way & squeezing the pop out to drink it lol you always liked your cheerios, lays potato chips, and pepsi. Swimming & fishing, papaw slappin mud on our wasp stings, Easter egg hunts just so many memories to even fit on this. You'll forever be missed & loved mamaw so blessed to have a grandma like you & I know papaw was right there waiting on you ❣ your beautiful soul is in heaven now enjoy paradise 😇

Holly Keeley

June 26, 2020

I remember when I was younger when I stayed the night at grandmas house. She would tell me stories about grandpa who I didn’t remember very well. The only thing I remember of him was his funeral and me being raised to give him a kiss on the forehead. She spoke so highly of him. I have always wished that I could have met him when I was just a bit older to remember him. Grandma would always have a bag of lays potato chips on her bed and Pepsi in her little fridge. She had this laptop full of games that she would let her grandkids play when they spent the night. There were also these talking cookie jars that when you opened it, it would say something. I thought those cookie jars were cool. She had them filled with these chocolate striped and oatmeal frosted cookies. Grandma was my go to person if I wanted someone to be on my side. She always had my back even when I was totally wrong about something. She taught me how to make dumplings. I would always try my best to make her laugh no matter how far I went to get myself in trouble when my mom didn’t like it. That’s honestly probably because it wasn’t that nice but that didn’t matter as long as I could see my grandma smile or even laugh. I liked giving her the flyswatter because when people would walk by her chair she would hit them with it. Grandma was an honest, caring, and funny woman. She always knew how to give advice when it was needed or sometimes she just told you when you didn’t want it. However, it helped you in the long run. Thank you grandma for the memories, I will cherish them all forever. I will miss you. I hope you’re happy and pain free now with grandpa. I love you grandma❣️

Angela Hendershot

June 25, 2020

I love you so much mom!💜 I know dad&you are together again watching down on me from heaven! You are a fighter tho mom! Battling with cancer for 5yrs.I know your a hero in my eyes! I know i wasn't the easiest child to raise but you&dad did it. I know i would push you&dad to your last nerve sometimes but you still loved me! Thank you for helping me get through my tough times in life mom. You would always tell me I would be okay & things would get better for me! Those encouraging words from you always helped me push through the storm. I know your in a better place with no more pain😢I will see you again one day mom i love you💜love your daughter Angela💜 miss you so much mom💔

Kay & Walt Harrisob

June 25, 2020

Mary: Your parents raised a beautiful daughter. You are so caring, beautiful inside and outside, a great mother to your boys. Our hearts go out to you on the loss of your Mother, Paula. Losing your Mother leaves a hole in your heart which remains with you forever. You were there when she needed you most. God be with you and the boys during this difficult time. Sending hugs to you and your boys. 💕🌺

Destinee Hendershot

June 25, 2020

Grandma is an amazing woman. She always spoke her mind and told you exactly what she thought. She was a great listener as well as a great advisor. She was also the queen of roasting people. If you seemed to need a knock in your ego, she had you. She was an overall hilarious and kind woman. I love you so so much grandma.

Corinne Hendershot

June 25, 2020

I am at a loss for words but I’ll speak from my heart. Although you were not my mother, you will forever be in my heart along with her. The days, evenings and nights will be empty without you. I know you’re where there is no more pain and that’s what I hold onto. I love you Paula ❤️

Evin Huguelet

June 25, 2020

No body else understands but we know… go get em memaw❤️

Ramona M. Holt

June 25, 2020

So Sorry You All Have My Prayers God Bless.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏😇😇😇😇😇😇😇
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Matthew Markley

June 25, 2020

Paula was a very proud woman and would always speak of her late husband David Hendershot often as possable and in the highest reguard without fail .This is one of several things i have always respected Paula for an will never forget . I want to also mention the fact Paula always offered to pay me to help her an it was always a fair wage if not more than to be expected from anyone for the task at hand even give up her last dollar .Any work or favor she had asked of me was not expected nor Wanted for free No matter if it would put her in a bind or leave her short on cash later in the week. Paula excpted me to Take her offer an rarely would she let me decline accecpting payment of some kind as this was an insult to her and did not want to owe a debt to anyone. This we found common ground on. Paula was very proud woman an had caracter that i deffently admired and respected her for .No debt was ever owed to me by Paula .If i mite i add she would only ask of my help if it was a absolute necessity this I know for a fact. Because if she could do it on her own it would have already been done. I beleave this as being one of the greatest characteristics that was passed on to my wife Terri One of many I am sure .Paula will be missed by my entire household & forever remembered . Many thanks for letting me include my thoughts.


June 25, 2020