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“Sorry for your loss. We will all miss a great community member.CUFBN ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Norman Laufer - New Palestine, IN

“Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We go way back with your family, and our hearts go out to all. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Paul St.Pierre - Greenwood, IN

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers Tom.-Staff at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Brett Gerber - Columbia City, IN

“Wishing our prayers to Max, Marcia, Tom, Linda and Jodi families. Many memories of Mildred and your families. God be with you ALL. Love Bob and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Marcia Robertson - New Palestine, IN

“Aunt Mil always made me laugh. She was sweet as can be, always a good sport. Aunt Mil always amazed me with how many quarts of green beans she could...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sally Weese - Cumberland, IN

“Tom, it is hard to lose a loved one, but know you have wonderful and precious memories of your Dear Mother. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Carolyn Murray - New Palestine, IN

“To the family of Mildred Kathryne (Kitley) Hendryx. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: CC - Michigan

“Prayers and loving thoughts to all the Hendryx family. A friend of the family that spent sometime at the homeplace enjoying the friendship with all...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Tucker - New Palestine, IN

“I am so sorry for your loss, Tom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with your and your family. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Vic Indiano - Indianapolis, IN

“Marcia and Tom - Sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Terry Coffelt ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Terry Coffelt - Plainfield, IN

“Grew up in NP and had the Hendryx's as backyard neighbors (a few corn fields away.) When our daughter's were discovered to have scoliosis as young...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Lou & Jerry Hartley - AZ

“So very sorry to hear of this. I know your mother had a wonderful full life and for that all of you are blessed.Prayers for all of you during this...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Beverly Brown - Laporte, PA

“Im so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a very nice lady and sure to be missed by many. My condolences to her family. My thoughts are with you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Cheryl Hartley - Marshfield, MO

“Tom, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Dave Brown - Venice, FL

“I recall your post of your summer. You loved her so much. I pray Gids comfort over you and your family. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Bethel Marcy - New Palestine, IN

“My sincere Condolences fro all of the Kirkwood and Mattox family... You are all very much in our prayers! So very saddened to hear this news... GOD...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jackie Kirkwood - Indianapolis, IN

“So sorry, Tom, to read this. Although I never knew your Mother, may she RIP. Sending prayers, and love, my friend. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Marsha Kissel - Indianapolis, IN

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Mildred (Kitley) Hendryx 96, passed away on Thursday Dec 7, 2017 at her residence ("The Barn"). Mildred will be missed by many friends and family.
Gladys (Holden) Kitley and Edward Thomas Kitley had a big surprise on August 12, 1921 in Washington DC. It was time and they went to the hospital for Gladys to have their child. Well, they left the hospital with two children! Mildred Kathryne Kitley was born first and then her twin brother, Edward Thomas Kitley, was born a short time later.
Their father, Ed Kitley, passed away when the twins were thirty one months old and he was thirty one years old. Gladys and the twins remained in Washington DC for a number of years until she brought them back home to New Palestine to start grade school. They left Washington DC the day after Lindbergh's parade through the city to honor his historic flight.
Mildred and Tom Kitley attended New Palestine Schools and graduated from Warren Central High School. Warren Central offered Chemistry and Mildred threatened to run away from home if she couldn't take Chemistry to prepare her to go to Purdue.
The twins headed to Purdue. Mildred graduated as a dietician and then went to Cincinnati where she worked for Children's Hospital and Christ Hospital. Mildred's eyes still light up when she talks about her days at Purdue and being a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Mildred would love to be a life-long student.
Twin brother Tom was interested in aviation, took flying lessons, and enlisted in the Air Force after his first year at Purdue. Tom went down with his plane on July 1, 1944. His military career included 71 missions and eight solid hours of flight over the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. He was buried in Oxford, England. After the war he was returned home and interred at Washington Park Cemetery.
Mildred Kitley married Warren Max Hendryx on the 14 of March 1943 at the bride's home in New Palestine. Max went off to World War II and Mildred returned to Cincinnati. She and Max have been married for seventy-four years. Mildred was blessed with four children: Marcia Hendryx Parker, Thomas Hendryx, Jody Hendryx, and Linda Hendryx; four grandchildren: Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Clayton Parker, Kitley DeFelice, and Sophia DeFelice; and two great grandchildren: Eliott and Maxime Hendryx-Parker.
Through the years Mildred has done many things. She started a kindergarten in New Palestine because the schools at that time did not offer kindergarten. She also rallied the community to get playground equipment for the school. Mildred co-authored a book, New Palestine History, for the centennial of the town of New Palestine. She has been an active member of her church; teaching Sunday School, helping with church dinners, women's guild, and serving on various committees. In 1974 Mildred and Max took an old barn and made it into their home. Mildred cleaned each beam and floor board and applied gallons and gallons of polyurethane with loving care to the wood in the barn.
We hope you will be able to celebrate Mildred's ninety six years with us at the Hendryx Mortuary - New Palestine Chapel, 19 East Main St. New Palestine, IN 46163. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 with a funeral ceremony on Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the mortuary.
Online condolences may be made to the family at or to the Hendryx Mortuaries' Facebook page.

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