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Laurie L. (Eichenauer) Hendricks

November 21, 1975 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 46)



Laurie Eichenauer Hendricks, age 46, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at her residence, after a two-year battle with cancer.  Laurie was a fighter, and remained determined to beat cancer.

Laurie was born November 21, 1975, in Coldwater, to Dennis & Beverly (Ables) Eichenauer.  Her mother preceded her in death March 12, 2013, and her father survives in Celina.

Also surviving are Laurie's fiancé, Matt VanTilburg and his daughter Baily, her sister, Becky (Dusty) Weitzel, two nieces and a nephew: Katie (Jordan) Rodriguez, Emily Weitzel, and Carson Weitzel, and a great-nephew, Jack Rodriguez.

Preceding Laurie in death were her maternal grandparents: Jimmy & Gaynelle Ables and paternal grandparents: Kenneth & Luella Eichenauer.

A 1994 graduate of Celina High School, Laurie had been employed at RG Sound and Communication, then attained her licensure for property and casualty insurance, and worked at Leugers Insurance Agency in Celina.  She attended St. John Lutheran Church in Celina.  

Always an active individual, Laurie had a variety of interests.  She loved trips to Florida and spending time at the beach.  Favorite pastimes were horses, walking, bike riding, and playing with her dog, Wes.  Sports Laurie participated in were church volleyball and the Wednesday night ladies' tennis group.  

She was a fan of Ohio State Buckeyes Football and University of Kentucky Wildcats Basketball.  Laurie adored her nieces and nephew, and followed their sporting events and activities.  She also enjoyed attending Baily's horse shows.  Spending time daily with her great nephew, Jack, would brighten up Laurie's days during her illness.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, May 16th, at St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 N. Main St., Celina, with Pastor Jeff Gramza officiating.  Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.

Calling Hours are 1:00 to 6:00 PM, Sunday, May 15th, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, and from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Monday, May 16th, at St. John Lutheran Church.

Memorials in honor of Laurie may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County or the Mercer County Civic Foundation, for a fund to be established.


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Funeral Service
May 16, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
1100 N. Main St.
Celina, OH 45822

Please note
There will be Calling Hours from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, on Sunday, May 15, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, and at St. John Lutheran Church before time of Services on Monday, May 16, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
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