Ina C. Hendrix

August 8, 1935 - September 21, 2021


Ina Hendrix, 86, of West Union, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her home after a long battle with cancer.   She was born August 8, 1935 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.   She is preceded by parents: William Andrew Carey and Grace Marie Roberts; two brothers and 5 sisters.

She is survived by husband of 60 years, John E. “Jack” Hendrix of West Union; two sons: Neal (Chris) Hendrix of Farmington Missouri and John (Melissa) Hendrix of West Union; six grandchildren: Korri, Hanna, Audra, Clayton, Coryn and Francis and many nieces and nephews.

Ina    spent 30 years teaching in Adams County. She was a member of the West Union United Methodist Church and a proud member of the Democratic Party.   She took pride in everything she did, spending time quilting, sewing and baking, “Ina bread” was staple at every family gathering. Family was the most important thing to Ina, she adored her children and grandchildren and loved each and every one of her nieces and nephews.  The world will be a little dimmer without Ina, she had a smile that would light up the world, she will be missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

West Union United Methodist Church, 203 West Mulberry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693

A private interment will be held for the family

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated is serving the family.



Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Oct 1, 2021
Dear Jack, and All Hendrix Families, Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We will miss all our conversations and sharing at church, retired teachers, and in general; also all her great cooking! Ina will be sorely missed by all. Sincerely,
Sue Dryden - Sep 29, 2021
My first meeting with Ina was, she was Miss Carey, she was my Home Economic teacher, such a sweet caring Teacher that all thought the world of as a example of being a classy lady. Then as years went on still I was using several of the things that she had taught us. I got to know her as Mrs. Hendrix, later she was Ina, we got to teach at the OVVS. together still the beautiful smiling lady that was given well deserved respect. She was a very good example of what a Christian lady should be. My deepest sympathy goes to her family that she loved so much.
Barbara Conroy - Sep 28, 2021
Ina was the person who approached and welcomed Tom and I to our very first meeting of the Adams County Democratic club. She always had a ready smile and a welcoming heart. She will be greatly missed.
Ethel Chambers - Sep 26, 2021
Ina was a very special lady. She will be missed by all. She made everyone she met that they were special.
Hal and Linda Haines - Sep 26, 2021
We were so sorry to learn of Ina's passing. Linda taught at Manchester and it was a great introduction to teaching for her. You have our sincere condolences.
Helena Grooms - Sep 25, 2021
Jack, So sorry fo your loss
Esta Clyta Deborah Carter - Sep 25, 2021
So very sorry. Ina was a great lady. Always enjoyed meeting up with her and Jack.
Robin Lucas - Sep 25, 2021
Ina will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. She was one fine lady. I have missed seeing her walk in our subdivision and having a chance to talk with her. She was a great teacher who taught many students about real life.
Arlene Devine - Sep 25, 2021
So sorry to hear this sad news. Ina (Miss Carey) was my Home Economics teacher at MHS and she taught me so many things things that have carried into my adult life like how to write a "Bread and Butter" note, etc. The last several years we connected again and went to festivals together and spoke on the phone occasionally. My deepest sympathy to Jack and the entire family.
Tammy Unger - Sep 24, 2021
This leaves me so very sad. I thought the world of Ina. We had so much in common and her sweet spirit always made my heart smile. My heart and prayers go out to Jack and the rest of the family. ❤️
Marjorie Swearingen - Sep 24, 2021
Dear Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of loss.
Tishena West - Sep 24, 2021
Ina will be missed so much. I have enjoyed getting to know both Ina and Jack over the past 4 years and have grown to see them as family. I will never forget her stories and her beautiful smile. Praying for the family.
Nancy & David Hook - Sep 24, 2021
Very sorry to hear. Our heartfelt sympathies.
Michael Bihl - Sep 24, 2021
Our condolences to the Hendrix family. A loss to the whole community.
Brie Haag - Sep 24, 2021
Ina was the sweetest. I appreciated her kind words of my father. I enjoyed her visits to the Farmers' market last year and was worried when I didn't see her this year. Thinking of you Jack and family.
Ron & Wanda Paul - Sep 24, 2021
Ina was one of the kindest ladies you could ever hope to meet. Her beautiful smile and gentleness will be missed by all of us! Love & prayers to her family.❤️
Dan & Jenny Wickerham - Sep 24, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Ina's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John T. And Elaine Lafferty - Sep 24, 2021
We send our sincere sympathy to all of Ina's family. She had such a wonderful smile and sense of humor. We know many good memories will be a source of comfort to everyone who mourns her passing.
Ronne & Jeanne Grooms - Sep 24, 2021
We're so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for all.
Randy Ballinger - Sep 24, 2021
My sincere condolences to Jack and the family for their loss. Ina will be missed by many.
Sandy Edgington Ditmer - Sep 24, 2021
Sending much sympathy to Jack and the family. Ina was a beautiful and wonderful lady. Heaven has truly gained a special angel.
Sara Kirk Leeis6 - Sep 24, 2021
Ina was my Home Economics teacher at West Union High School. I truly enjoyed bring in her class! She was a wonderful teacher.
Dennis and Penny Dixon - Sep 24, 2021
Sorry for your loss! You all have out Sympathy,Love and Prayers!!
Sarilee & Don Williams - Sep 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Ina was such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. Prayers for comfort in memories.
Ronny Richards - Sep 23, 2021
My deepest condolences to Jack and all her family. What a kind and loving soul she was.
Becky Foster - Sep 23, 2021
Words cannot express my love for Ina,She always encouraged me with live ,advice and support. You have my deepest Sympathy,and prayers to always have beautiful memories of a beautiful, loving ,classy lady .
Jerry and Kay Bullis - Sep 23, 2021
Jack our condolences to you and the families at Ina’s passing. 💕✝️🙏🇺🇸 Jerry and Kay Bullis
- Sep 23, 2021
Jack our condolences to you and the families at Ina’s passing. 💕✝️🙏🇺🇸 Jerry and Kay Bullis
Ken & Beth McNeilan - Sep 23, 2021
Ina was one of my very favorite teachers. She taught me so much about living life. How to cook, sew, manners, family, & so much more. We have lost a light in the world. Our sympathies to Jack, John and the rest of the family. Love & prayers.
Dena A Morris - Sep 23, 2021
What a lovely photo -- of a lovely woman. It radiates with her warmth & optimism. We will miss her more than words can say.
Charlie & Bettie Grooms - Sep 23, 2021
So sorry. Ina was a very nice lady.
Angel McIlwain - Sep 23, 2021
Ina was that rare soul who made everyone she met feel special. The world is a darker place without her in it. My sympathy to Jack and the rest of her family.
Cheryl Campbell - Sep 23, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady. Prayers for the family.
Tammy Crothers - Sep 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of Ina's passing. It was nice getting know her from our Democrat dinners.Prayers for Jack and the family!
Rick and Patty Crawford - Sep 23, 2021
So sad to hear the news of Ina's passing. She was a great person and a dear friend to Billie Sue. Ina will be missed.
Bob and Vickie O'Brien - Sep 23, 2021
So Sorry for your loss. Ina was a very lovely lady. Always had a beautiful smile. Prayers going up.