Archive for Thursday, November 2, 2006

Wyatt I. Hendry


November 2, 2006

Services for Wyatt Irven Hendry, 81, Baldwin City, were Thursday, Oct. 26, at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Burial was at Fouts Cemetery in Ottawa.

Mr. Hendry died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at his home.

He was born Aug. 10, 1925, in New Albany, the son of Ray Howard and Zelma S. Hanson Hendry. He grew up and attended schools in Fredonia.

He worked as a teen at the brickyard and Linseed Oil Mill in Fredonia. He worked in Wichita for Cessna and Beech Aircraft during World War II and then hauled milk for the Molene, Baldwin and Ottawa Bennetts Creamery. He later worked for Cruppers Transport Co. and Southwest Forest Trucking Co., retiring in 1979. He also operated Hendry & Sons Pest Control in Baldwin City. During retirement, he worked at Baker University as a security guard for several years.

He was a member of Baldwin Baptist Church, which he helped build. He also had been a member of the Masonic Temple since 1969.

He married Mildred E. Finch on May 15, 1945, in Augusta. She died Feb. 26, 1994.

Survivors include his companion, Wilma Ford, of the home; three sons, Marvin W. Hendry, Topeka, Randal I. Hendry, Wellsville, and Ronald E. Hendry, Linwood; a daughter, Janelle D. McMechan, Lawrence; three brothers, Virgil Hendry, Norman Hendry, and Olin Hendry; two sisters, Ioma Meyers and Nona Deal; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evalou Adams.

The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. or American Cancer Foundation, sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City 66006.

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