Lois Ann Lindsey Hendricks (1927 - 2014)

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Hendricks, Lois Ann Lindsey Lois Ann Lindsey Hendricks, 87, passed away Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Sanctuary of Broadway Baptist Church where her family will received friends beginning at 10 a.m. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Born in Kansas on May 4, 1926, Lois Ann Lindsey grew up on a beautiful farm in Missouri near the town of Dixon. Lois was the oldest of five children and and moved to Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 18 to live with her aunt and work for Phillips Petroleum. Shortly thereafter she attended Oklahoma Baptist University where she met her future husband, William L. Hendricks, and graduated with a B.A. in education. After graduation, the couple married, and moved to Dallas, where Lois taught at Buckner Children's Home, and Bill began his graduate education at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. In 1955, the couple moved to a small farming community in the panhandle of Texas, where Bill took his first job as a pastor in Dodson, Texas. Lois taught high school and in 1956 gave birth to the couple's son, John. After another year in the panhandle, the couple moved to For Worth where Bill was soon to join the faculty of Southwestern Seminary and Lois became the first integrated teacher at Como under the Federal Government's title one program. Lois was a gifted teacher and had a long career of teaching special education to students of many ages in the Fort Worth Public Schools. Bill had a distinguished career as popular professor, minister and public speaker. The two travelled extensively throughout the world and during sabbaticals, lived in Switzerland, Germany, and Malasia. In many of their foreign travels, Lois became especially popular among young adults for her work in the area of dreams and psychology. She published two books, "Dreams that Help You Mourn" and "My Biblical Dream Heritage", the later of which took a psychological approach to understanding the reliance on dreams by central figures of the Christian Tradition. Lois is remembered for her open and intuitive approach to life, and her unique ability to embrace others without judgment. Survivors: Her son, John, an attorney in Austin; her siblings, Beatrice Jean Simmons of Memphis, Tenn. and Paul Scott Lindsey Jr. of Lebanon, Missouri. Lois was further blessed with and leaves behind a large and colorful group of nieces, nephews and young friends who loved and sought wisdom and warmth from their Aunt Lois.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 25, 2014
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