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Elizabeth J. “Betty-Jo” Hendry

Elizabeth J. (Betty-Jo) Hendry, a resident of Greenville, SC since 2011, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2015. Betty-Jo was born on September 10, 1933 in Gainesville, FL, the daughter of Robert Reece and Christine Medlock Brabham. She graduated from Gainesville High School and Massey Business School in Jacksonville, FL. A career administrative professional, she began her career at the University of Florida and retired from the University of Illinois in 1993. On November 21, 1951, she married Carl Richard Hendry in Gainesville. For nearly 40 years, she partnered with Carl, an ordained minister, in serving churches in the Florida and Central Illinois Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Carl passed away on September 8, 1995. On June 24, 2004, Betty-Jo married John Kennedy in Ocala, FL. He survives. She is also survived by two sons and their families: Richard and Robin Hendry of LaSalle, IL, and their children Greg (Megan) Hendry and Amanda (Chris) Moss; Ted and Donna Hendry of Greenville, SC and their children, Leah and Reece. Surviving also are two brothers and their wives, Bennie (Vicki) Brabham of Keystone Heights, FL and George (Betty) Brabham of Gainesville, and a sister-in-law, Eula Brabham of Starke, FL. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Rev. John Brabham and Reece Brabham. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 5, 2015 at Forest Meadows East Cemetery 3700 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL. A lifelong Methodist, Betty-Jo was the wife, sister, daughter-in-law, niece and cousin of United Methodist ministers. In her memory, gifts can be made to the Hendry Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 604, Shady Grove, FL 32357.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!