Edgar Hendryx

METAMORA - Edgar "Gene" "Mayor" Hendryx, 82, of Metamora passed away at 2:52 p.m. Tuesday, June, 18, 2013, at his residence with his family by his bedside.

He was born on March 10, 1931, in Pride, Ky. He married Eleanor Mae Kindig on Feb. 14, 1952, in Springfield, Ill.

She survives after 61 years of marriage along with their five children, Susan Hendryx of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Sharon (Henry) Heren of Peoria, Ill., Gary Hendryx of Metamora, Greg Hendryx of Barbaboo, Wis., and Wendy (Alex) Overend of Cumming, Ga. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles from Texas.

His mother and three sisters preceded him in death.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mayor was a machinist working most of his life at McBride & Shoff in Metamora; he then retired from Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in 1994.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings fan.

Cremation rites have been accorded with no services scheduled at this time.

Memorials in his name may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

Notes of condolences for the family may be sent using www.masonfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on June 20, 2013