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Bonnie Ann Hendrix, 90, died Sept. 13, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Fishers.
She was born Aug. 7, 1927, to C. Herbert Kroeckel and Bernita Ann (Colson) Kroeckel in Indianapolis. At age 3, her family moved to Fortville, where she attended Center School, graduated from Fortville High School and met her future husband, George L. Hendrix.
Upon graduation, she attended two years at Indiana University, while her fiancé served in the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet during World War II. They were married Nov. 10, 1946, by the Rev. Estal Taylor at the Fortville Christian Church and celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2017.
In 1952, they had their first and only child, G. Lenzy Hendrix Jr. Bonnie continued to work as a secretary/bookkeeper for Midland Lumber, Ecoff Trucking, U.S. Army AG School and Finance Center.
She was an honorary retired member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, member of the Cyntheanne and Fortville Christian Churches and co-chair of Celebration 88. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the US/Europe, wintered in Palmetto, Florida, and volunteered in many community activities.
She is survived by her husband; son, Lenzy (Gerald); grandchildren, Andrew (Crystal), Elizabeth (Tracy), Michael (Jill) and Victoria; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Bennett and one on the way; sister, Alice Kaye Wilson; brother, Toddy Kroeckel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, and services Monday at 11 a.m. at Cyntheanne Christian Church Fishers with visitation an hour before. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.
Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 15, 2017
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