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“I am sorry to hear of the loss that your family is going through once again. Thinking and praying for you and your family. - Suzanne Gordon, IFDA...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Suzanne Gordon - Morgantown, IN

“I know what it is like, loosing both parents within a month.You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jim and Roberta Fowler - IN

“On behalf of the members of Morristown now Naamah Chapter OES we want to express our deepest condolences for the loss of both Mildred and Max. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sandie Thomas - Morristown

“Tom, I am saddened by your loss of both parents in such a short time. My hope is that their souls are together again in the peace of heaven. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Mikolon - Family Friend

“To the family of Warren Max Hendryx. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Mt. 5...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: CC - Michigan

“I remember all the good times listing to all the stories about the things they did growing up. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Colby - Las Cruces, NM

“Sorry to hear of Max's passing but know he is happy being with Millie again! He was a nice man and pillar of the community. He will be missed! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Hartley - MO - Friend

“Extending my condolences to Marcia, Tom, Jody, Linda and the extended Hendryx family. My prayers are for comfort as you grieve such a tremendous loss...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Louann Smith Weber - Sheridan, WY

“Max, your with Mildred now and with no aches or pains anymore. Please find Noel, Cassie, Don and Wilma Waggoner and tell them that Darlene and Donna...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Davis (Waggoner) - IN

“Blessings of peace to all the Hendryx family. Your father will be missed by many and now reunited with his beloved wife for eternal life. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Tucker - New Palestine, IN

“Max was more than just a friend, he was a close friend. We had a lot of fun times together as the little group, JAM (Jim, Ashley and Max). Our...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jim & Susan Bruns - RUSTON, LA

“We are so sorry for the passing of your father, Max Hendryx. It was such a shock to us to hear about it. He lived a long life and contributed a lot...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Card - Greenfield, IN


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Warren Max Hendryx, 97, husband of Mildred (Kitley) Hendryx, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. Max was born on Main Street in New Palestine on election day November 3, 1920. His mother was Anna (Herrlich) Hendryx and father, Shirley Wilson Hendryx. Max married Mildred Kitley on March 14, 1943. Mildred was the daughter of Gladys Holden Kitley and Edward Thomas Kitley. Max and Mil had four children; Marcia Parker, Tom Hendryx, Jody Hendryx, and Linda Hendryx. Max graduated from New Palestine High School in 1938. He attended Indiana University and received a BS degree from Butler University in 1947. In 1947 Max took over Max Herrlich and Son Funeral Home. The funeral home was founded by his grandfather in 1888 and was one of the oldest funeral homes in the state of Indiana. Max was one of the oldest living licensed funeral directors in the state. His son, Tom Hendryx, now owns Hendryx Mortuaries, making him the fourth generation in the business. Through the years Max had been very active in the community. He was a life member of the New Palestine United Church, served as secretary of the New Palestine Cemetery Association for 38 years, served on Hancock County Board of Health for 25 years, past president and member of the New Palestine Lions Club and started the parade for the fall festival in 1948, past president of the New Palestine High School Alumni Association, past president of New Palestine Chamber of Commerce, past president and help start Little League Baseball in New Palestine, was a member of New Palestine Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Scottish Rite, first president of United Way of Hancock County, served as Boy Scout Master for Troup 182 New Palestine, and provided emergency ambulance service for New Palestine and Cumberland for several years. Max spent two years in the US Army during WWII. He graduated one week early from Officer Candidate School at Ft Benning, Georgia as a 2nd Lieutenant, Rifle Platoon leader. Max received the Bronze Star for Valor in the Battle for the Remagen Bridge on the Rhine River in Germany.
The visitation will be Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 PM at Hendryx Mortuary, 19 E. Main St., New Palestine, IN 46163. Funeral Service will be at 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at the Funeral Home with interment to be in New Palestine Cemetery. Max is survived by his daughters, Marcia Parker (Jack), Jody Hendryx (Brian DeFelice), Linda Hendryx (fiancé, Greg Vahle), son Tom Hendryx (significant other, Linda Freeman); brothers, Shirley Wilson (Barbara Alexander) and Clark Justus Hendryx; (4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and will be missed by many friends. He was preceded in death his wife, Mildred (Kitley) Hendryx, his parents, and his sister, Mary Anna Hendryx Colby Hansen. Memorial contributions may be made to Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208, or to the donor's charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to www.hendryxmortuary.com or to the Hendryx Mortuaries' Facebook page.