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Obituary: Joan A. Hendrix

August 28, 2022

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Obituary: Joan A. Hendrix

Joan Arlene Hendrix, age 88, of McKinney, TX, formerly of Saint John, IN, and hometown South Holland, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 28.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Janet (Terry) Seagrave, Teri (Kim) Kelley-Hybarger, Scott (Therese) Hendrix, Mark (AnDrea) Hendrix, Jamie Broetjes-Taylor, and Tom (Dana) Broetjes. Also surviving are grandchildren: Amy Bierhup, Todd Seagrave, Kyle Seagrave, Amber Kelley, Jeff Hendrix, Connor Hendrix, Kristen Clardy, Cory Kelley, Hannah Hendrix, Steven Hendrix, Elizabeth Lara, Robin Taylor, Kelly Taylor, Greg Taylor, Yvette Broetjes, Chantel Broetjes, Amanda Broetjes, Thomas Broetjes, Nicholas Broetjes, Cameron Cleaves, Adyen Cleaves, and Lauren Cleaves; nine great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Cornelius (Coz) Dekker, Arnold Dekker, and Gloria Holman. Joan was preceded to Heaven by her husband: Jim Hendrix; parents: Cornelius R. Dekker Jr. and Nellie Dekker; sisters: Anne Meter, Henrietta Bronkema, Joellyn Toren; son-in-law: Jim Kelley; and granddaughters: Grace and Hope Hendrix.

Joan grew up in South Holland, IL, and attended Illiana Christian High School in one of its first graduating classes. She attended Northwestern College (Orange City, IA), Saint Joseph’s College, and Governors State University. Joan married Jim Hendrix, and she taught for 30 years at Brookwood School District, where she helped to found their special education department. She raised four children at home and supported her extended family with tireless Christian love and compassion. She ran a tutoring business from a space she remodeled in her family home. For many years, she worked with a faith-group called “The 29ers,” and they worked on church camps and social outreach restoring locations with a wide network of friends. She became active in Christian missions, traveling to countries or working in a Pennsylvania supply warehouse on behalf of GAIN and Village Church Missions throughout Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Central America. She continued traveling for missions and with her social group until 2018. Due to her health, she moved from the South Holland-NW Indiana area to McKinney, Texas, at the end of 2019.

Joan passed away on Sunday morning, August 28th, in the company of her children and grandchildren who prayed with her as she passed. She was a faithful Christian throughout her life who loved to show hospitality and witness by her example rather than her words. She enters a well-earned rest in eternity.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Village Church Missions Board.

Friends are invited to visit with Joan’s family on Friday, September 2, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Village Church, 14819 W. 93rd Ave., Dyer, IN 46311. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 3, at 10:30 AM. The funeral service will be live-streamed at Joan will be laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
Family owned and operated since 1941, Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home is conveniently located in downtown Lansing, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities of Munster, Calumet City, and Lynwood. Traditional facilities offer dignified arrangement options for family privacy and reception.
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