Patricia A. “Pat” Hendricks

Patricia A. “Pat” Hendricks, 72, of Salem, IA, died Friday, February 24, 2023 at the Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant.

A funeral service for Pat will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, March 3 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Brian Swafford of the New Song Christian Life Church of Lowell will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant. The family will greet friends from 10AM to 11:30 AM on Friday. Friends may call to pay their respects and sign the register from 12-8 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family for a charity to be determined at a later date. On-line condolences may be directed to

Pat Hendricks, the former Patricia Ann Rich, was born September 12, 1950 in Washington, IA. She was the daughter of Darrell and Isabel (Kessel) Rich. She grew up in Lockridge and attended Lockridge Elementary and later Fairfield High School. Pat married Stephen Smyth on November 30, 1968. The couple later divorced. Pat then married Richard Hendricks in 1991. Richard preceded Pat in death in 2009.

For nearly 40 years, Pat was a Group Leader at the Metromail Corporation (now Innovaire). She enjoyed being with her friends, especially at Rumors on the Mt. Pleasant square. With Richard, Pat enjoyed camping at Ketchum along the banks of the Skunk River. Pat also enjoyed traveling with Richard to various destinations.

Those thankful for sharing in Pat’s life include her children – Susie (Dennis) Carter of New London, John (Wende) Smyth of Mt. Union, Michael (Beth) Smyth of Mt. Pleasant, David Smyth of New London, Michelle (Gary) White of Georgia and Chad (Erika Smithburg) Hendricks of Mt. Pleasant; her siblings – Leland (Barb) Rich of Burlington, Linda (Louie) Wallace of Burlington, Rebecca (Dean) Dobson of Winfield and Karen (Mike) Adkins of Florida; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; Pat’s companion, Billy Hird and a special nephew – Jesse Howard of New London.

Her parents, husband Richard, a son – Shawn Hendricks and a brother – Larry Rich, precede Pat in death.