Sarah Hendrix
1961 - 2015
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HENDRIX Sarah Kissling, age 54, passed away February 11, 2015 in Corbin, Kentucky. Sarah was born June 15, 1961 in Kingsport, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Fred Ralph Kissling, Jr. and Jane Kirkpatrick Kissling Greenberg. Sarah graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Louisville. Sarah was a loving wife and mother. She was married to Kevin Cornet Hendrix and had four children, Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hendrix of Mount Berry, Georgia; Fred Thomas of Lexington, Kentucky; Jason Cornet Hendrix; and Eleanor Grace Hendrix. She was joined in death by Kevin, Grace, and Jason. Sarah attended Centre College, received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky, and her PhD in Social Work from the University of Louisville. At the time of her death, she was an Associate Professor and Director of the Social Work Program at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. Prior to her work at Union, Sarah served as the Division Director, Family Services for the department of Social Services for Fayette County Urban Government. Throughout her life, her passion was for serving those affected by substance abuse. She was known as a compassionate and caring professor and a highly sought after professional in the social work field. Sarah is survived by her children, Sarah Elizabeth Hendrix of Mount Berry, Georgia and her son, Fred Thomas of Lexington, Kentucky; her sister, Jayne (Scott) Tannenbaum of Decatur, Georgia and their children; her sister-in-law, Kim Hendrix Hurst (David) of Rose Hill, Virginia; and Adam Haley (Tara) and great nephews, Logan and Aiden of Jonesville, Virginia, along with many dear friends and colleagues. Services will be held for Sarah, Kevin, Jason, and Grace on Sunday, February 22, at Northeast Christian Church in Lexington. Visitation will be held at the church from 2-5pm with the service to immediately follow. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established for Hendrix family support.

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Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Feb. 21, 2015.
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March 18, 2015
from Mindy Morgan
Dear Hendrix family
I can't remember if I posted on Kevin or Sarah last.
Now the memories will have to come as the Lord brings them to mind.
One came of the members of Open Door Church had his BD. He didn't drive and he received a gift from Sarah and Kevin. They gave him a 3 wheel bicycle. He use it some but I think he was scared to ride it. It shows how loving and giving your parents or Sarah and Kevin were.
If you are in Lex. call me at 859-879-8247 or text me at 859-388-4137. Any of the family!
Love and Prayers,
Bob and Mindy
March 13, 2015
Hi it's Mindy Morgan again with more memories......
When Fred was about 3 yrs. old Sarah asked me what is it about boys and sticks? My son, Nathan was about 6 or 7. I told Sarah I had enough sticks at the back of my house to build or start a fire. Sarah thought I was joking until she saw the pile of sticks! She said you really do have enough sticks to build a fire.
We have many fond memories with Kevin, Sarah, Lizzie and Fred.
Love and Prayers,
Bob and Mindy Morgan
March 10, 2015
I started on this then it disappeared...sorry! I can't even begin to know what all of you are going thru! I want to put on memories from knowing Sarah and Kevin at Open Door church. There are so many! So, I will put on daily. We wish we hadn't lost contact! We knew Sarah and Kevin at church and my husband Bob had a Bible study at Sarah's. I use to take Benedictine sandwiches for snack (without the green dye!). Kevin loved them! He wanted them for their wedding reception but asked for cucumber sandwiches and that is what he got! He was upset and Sarah said don't be upset on your wedding day. It was a honor for my husband and I to serve communion on their wedding day!
Love and Prayers,
Bob and Mindy Morgan
PS sent a note already-we remember Fred and Lizzie when they were little.
more later
March 9, 2015
I left message on Kevin's obituary about the memories we have pls. see it.
February 26, 2015
My most sincere condolences. She was a sorority sister and sweet friend. May her kindness to others be her legacy
- Ruth Dudley Burkey
Ruth Burkey
February 23, 2015
Dr. Hendrix made me feel like she cared about me. I will miss her smile and wisdom. RIP Dr. Hendrix.
Angela Williams
February 22, 2015
May the memories of your loved one and prayer be your comfort in this difficult time. God has so many wonderful promises for mankind in the future. May these promises give you hope and comfort.
February 22, 2015
I am glad I got to work with and get to know Sarah. I will really miss her.
Deborah Miller
February 22, 2015
Sarah was a kind and caring person. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Virginia Sturgeon
February 22, 2015
This was a big loss for the Union College family R.I.P
Richard Meier
February 22, 2015
Dr.Sarah Hendrix was a very caring and compassionate teacher and person. I will always remember Dr.Hendrix for her inspiration she's had to me for the past 5 years at Union College. Whenever I heard the news I went into shock, until this very day it seems like a dream, but I know she's in a better place now. Thank you Dr.Hendrix for everything, you helped me so much . Always in my thoughts

Miss you,

Jacqueline Bengie
Jacqueline bengie
February 21, 2015
With love and sympathy,
Marji and Hugh
Marjorie and Hugh Hines
February 21, 2015
I am saddened by the loss of the Hendrix family. Sarah was a kind and loving person who was always concerned with the well being of others. My heart goes out to her surviving children. She loved her children with all her heart. She will be missed by many.
Virginia Sturgeon
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