OBITUARY

Erika Walda Hendrix

November 12, 1926July 11, 2018
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Erika Walda Hendrix, 91, of Spencer, OK, beloved passed from this Earth to Heaven on July 11, 2018. She was born on November 12, 1926 in Shitomir, Ukraine, to Johon and Hulda Suss.

She met the love of her life, Cecil Delbert Hendrix, while he was serving in the Air Force. Upon Delbert’s return to Tahlequah from Austria, on March 2nd 1950, Delbert married Erika via telephone – he was in Tahlequah and she was in Germany. Erika loved cooking and some of the family favorites were: cinnamon rolls, roast, crepes and German chocolate cake. She also enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Erika was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Mary Bell and Linda Cawdell; son-in-law, LeRoy Bell, grandson, Levi Morrison; great-grandson, Aaron Hendrix; brother, Johonas Suss. Survivors include her children, Delbert Hendrix, Carol Smith, and husband, Karl, Gail Abbott, and John Hendrix; 15 grandchildren, Joel Hendrix, Corey Neller, Ben Smith, Eric Morrison, Brian Smith, Melisha Kenedy, Jesse Abbott, Jennifer Hendrix, Leigh Ann Cook, Ashley Rezaei, Katie Flynt, Chris Bell, Shara Lively, Lisa Bell, and Paige Rice-Hendrix; and too many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews to count; and many more!

Words cannot express how much she will be missed. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Johon Suss, Father
  • Hulda Suss, Mother
  • Johonas Suss, Brother
  • Delbert Hendrix, Son
  • Carol Smith & husband Karl, Daughter
  • Gail Abbott, Daughter
  • John Hendrix, Son
  • Linda Cawdell, Daughter
  • Mary Bell, Daughter
  • LeRoy Bell, Son-in-law
  • Joel Hendrix, Grandson
  • Corey Neller, Granddaughter
  • Ben Smith, Grandson
  • Eric Morrison, Grandson
  • Brian Smith, Grandson
  • Melisha Kenedy, Granddaughter
  • Jesse Abbott, Grandson
  • Jennifer Hendrix, Granddaughter
  • Leigh Ann Cook, Granddaughter
  • Ashley Rezaei, Granddaughter
  • Katie Flynt, Granddaughter
  • Chris Bell, Grandson
  • Shara Lively, Granddaughter
  • Lisa Bell, Granddaughter
  • Paige Rice-Hendrix, Granddaughter
  • Levi Morrison, Grandson
  • Aaron Hendrix, Great Grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Delbert Hendrix, Active
  • John Hendrix, Active
  • Karl Smith, Active
  • Ben Smith, Active
  • Eric Morrison
  • Brian Smith
  • Jesse Abbott, Active
  • Chris Bell, Active

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 16, 2018
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July 14, 2018

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July 13, 2018

On behalf of the Telecom Thunderbird Pioneers, we express our deepest sympathy upon hearing of the loss of Erika.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

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Biography

Erika Walda Hendrix, 91, of Spencer, OK, beloved passed from this Earth to Heaven on July 11, 2018. She was born on November 12, 1926 in Shitomir, Ukraine, to Johon and Hulda Suss.

She met the love of her life, Cecil Delbert Hendrix, while he was serving in the Air Force. Upon Delbert’s return to Tahlequah from Austria, on March 2nd 1950, Delbert married Erika via telephone – he was in Tahlequah and she was in Germany. Erika loved cooking and some of the family favorites were: cinnamon rolls, roast, crepes and German chocolate cake. She also enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Erika was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Mary Bell, Linda Cawdell; son-in-law, LeRoy Bell, grandson, Levi Morrison; great-grandson, Aaron Hendrix; brother, Johonas Suss. Survivors include her children, Delbert Hendrix, Carol Smith, and husband, Karl, Gail Abbott, and John Hendrix; 15 grandchildren, Joel Hendrix, Corey Neller, Ben Smith, Eric Morrison, Brian Smith, Melisha Kenedy, Jesse Abbott, Jennifer Hendrix, Leigh Ann Cook, Ashley Rezaei, Katie Flynt, Chris Bell, Shara Lively, Lisa Bell, and Paige Rice-Hendrix; and too many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews to count; and many more!

Words cannot express how much she will be missed. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Bill Eisenhour Northeast Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneralhome.com