A private visitation, service and burial, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental-required social distancing, for Ione Hendrix, 75, Charleston, was Wednesday. The service was webcast.
The Rev. Brian Richardson officiated. Burial was at Dunn Cemetery. Beshear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Hendrix passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2020, at her home.
Mrs. Hendrix was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Mannington to the late Andrew Riley Winters and Mevline Elizabeth Powell.
She noted that among her greatest accomplishments was raising four wonderful children, playing softball with her three girls for over 13 years, joining the Charleston Volunteer Fire Department on Sept. 1, 1993, and becoming a certified firefighter on Oct. 23, 2000. She loved attending her church, Unity in Christ Church, being a part of the Antique Car Club, her Bingo Buddies and Domino Friends, and painting at Pennyrile.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Hendrix, who died April 1, 2014; and three brothers, Carlos Andrew Winters, Homer Eugene Winters and Leon Winters.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Anita Ann (Jeff) Summers, April Hendrix (Tim) Cullen and Taresa Gail (Robert II) Linton, and one son and daughter-in-law, Jesse Wayne (Sherry) Hendrix, all of Charleston; nine grandchildren, Christopher Summers, Cody Summers, Travis Hendrix, Christopher Cullen, Thomas Cunningham, Wade Hendrix, Destiny Hendrix, Magen Faulk and Ryan Linton; and 10 great-grandchildren, Khloe Summers, Jerimiah Cullen, Canaan Cullen, Carter Cullen, Taylor Cullen, Travis Hendrix Jr., Tori Cunningham, Jessa Hendrix, Jay Hendrix and Moxley Faulk.
Pallbearers include her grandsons, Travis Hendrix, Christopher Summers, Thomas Cunningham, Chris Cullen, Wade Hendrix, Cody Summers and Ryan Linton.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of leaving a “virtual gift” in Ione’s name at www.beshearfuneralhome.com. On Wednesday, friends called Beshear Funeral Home at 270-797-5165 and the funeral home signed the visitor’s book for the caller. Gifts and donations were welcomed.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charleston Fire Department, Attention: Jerry Lynn, 3680 Charleston Road, Dawson Springs, KY 42408 or to St. Jude’s Hospital in honor of Ione Hendrix.