Thursday, January 20, 2011

Helen Marie (Barnes) Hendrix, 82, of Washburn, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at the home of her nephew, Ralph Hendrix.

She was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of Leslie Lawrence and Amelia Francis (Loewen) Barnes. On Nov. 1, 1943, in Seligman, she was united in marriage to Willie Hendrix, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and infant son at birth, Jody; and a brother, Leslie Eugene Barnes.

Survivors include: one brother, Ray Barnes and his wife, Melba, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; three sisters-in-law, Leta Barnes, of Lamar, and Mildred Hendrix and Georianna Hendrix, both of Washburn.

She received her education in West Plains and Seligman and was the queen of her sophomore class at Seligman. She and Willie shared a ministry. He was the pastor, and she ministered in music. For several years, she was employed as a machine operator for Basie Bristol. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Washburn.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Brother Garry Willoughby and Rev. Bob Scott conducted the services. Burial was at King Cemetery, Seligman.

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