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Mary Catherine “Cathy” Thrasher Hendrickson

  • Birth 25 Jun 1962 Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 4 Jul 2012 Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Disposition ~ Private Information
  • Memorial ID 93103714

CATHY HENDRICKSON, 50, of Fort Wayne passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Fort Wayne. She was born June 25, 1962 to Joe Thrasher and Darlene Swank Kaye in Fort Wayne. Cathy was a real estate agent for Century 21 Bradley. She enjoyed book clubs, her pets, flowers and was always busy helping others. Cathy could be described as an interesting and knowledgeable. She was joined in death by her husband, James R. Hendrickson, Jr. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Howard and Dorothy Swank. Along with her parents she is survived by her children, Jason (Ruth) Banghart, Heather Hendrickson; one grandson, Christopher Banghart; and her sister, Christina Thrasher. Funeral services for Cathy and her husband will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 West Jefferson Blvd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46804, with visitation two hours prior. Memorials may be made to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission or Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club. To leave online condolences please visit

Last updated: July 5, 2012 10:55 a.m.
Victims of fatal motorcycle crash are ID'd
The Journal Gazette

The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified two people riding a motorcycle who died after being struck by a car on the Fourth of July.

James R. Hendrickson Jr., 56, of Fort Wayne, was the operator of the 2008 Yamaha and died at the scene. His wife, Mary Catherine Hendrickson, 50, was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time after her arrival, the coroner's office said.

Neither was wearing a helmet, according to police and the coroner's office.

Police were called at 12:12 p.m. to the 2700 block of Ardmore, at Covington Road, where they found the two motorcyclists.

Police believe the car was going south and the motorcycle was going north on Ardmore. Witnesses told police the car crossed the centerline and struck the motorcycle head-on.

Witnesses said the motorcycle was on fire after the crash. The witnesses tried to render medical aid to the victims until emergency workers arrived, according to police.

The driver of the car, a woman, was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

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