Jessie Eva Hendricks (born Weese), of Granbury, Texas, departed this life on June 21, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was 89 years old. Jessie was born on Feb. 15, 1928 to Clyde and Mary Weese in Traverse City, where she grew up with her four sisters.
She was a 1949 graduate of the Edward W. Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing.
She was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the U.S. Air Force in 1950 at Selfridge AFB in the nursing corps. Stationed at Chanute AFB, Illinois, she served as a member of a medical air evacuation crew during the Korean War. During this time she met and married USAF Captain Kenneth Hendricks, formerly of Granbury, Texas. Jessie was a devoted mother to their two children. She also found time to devote time to her love of music and art, such as playing piano, singing, painting and making clothes.
After Ken's retirement from the military, he and Jessie raised cattle at their ranch in Acton, Texas, where they worked tirelessly together for nearly 40 years, feeding their livestock, tending to their care, building and mending fences and the majority of other labors until quitting the business in the late 1990s.
In later life Jessie maintained an interest in politics and current events, reading books and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
Jessie is survived by her children, Laurie Matthews and husband, John, of Granbury, Texas, Bruce Hendricks and wife, Laurie, of Nampa, Idaho; three grandchildren, Bridget Clary and husband, Martin, of Glen Rose, Texas, Errol Flannery and wife, Heather, of Granbury, Texas, and Rory Hendricks, of Nampa, Idaho; and five great-grandchildren, Emma, Gina, Erin, Jonathan and Cailyn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Hendricks; and her sisters, Phyllis and Doris.
A funeral is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury, Texas. Interment will follow at Granbury Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Martin's Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jessie's life.
Flowers and condolences may be sent to Martin's Funeral Home, 100 S. Morgan St., Granbury, TX 76048.
Funeral arrangements are by Martin's Funeral Home.
Published on June 24, 2017