Her voice grew weak, while the spirit carried on.  Sustained and soothed by her unfaltering trust in God, she said “I’m ready to go to bed now”, closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.  Elois B. Hendrix, 82 years young, of Spring Hill, KS passed away October 23, 2010.  Memorial services celebrating her life will be at Stilwell Baptist Church in Stilwell, KS on October 27 at 1:30pm.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Stilwell Baptist Church where Elois has been a member for many years.
Elois was born July 23, 1928 in Braman, OK the daughter of Nicholas Jack and Ethel (Myers) Baker. She grew up on the farm and was a farmer’s wife for 30+ years.  Elois was happy outside helping in the fields, driving grain trucks, picking apples or blackberries.  Elois later moved to Wichita and Kansas City settling in Spring Hill.  Before retirement, Elois worked for Olan Mills and did volunteer work at the VA Hospital.  After retirement, she did volunteer work with her church including picking up and distributing for the Food Bank.
Elois loved being around water whether it was Hula Lake, the ocean, or any body of water in between.  She enjoyed boating and water skiing.  She enjoyed fishing on the river bank as well as the ocean shores.  Just as long as she was outside and/or near water.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Clay Burns Sr, sister Marie Forth, parents Jack and Ethel Baker, step grandson Paul Terfler.
She is survived by three children and their spouses:  Clay & Cheryl Bowman of Lawrence, Edwin & Jann Bowman of Sedan, Jim & Teresa (Bowman) Thompson of Stilwell.  Grandchildren:  Jeremy & Jennifer Bowman of Chicago, Darren Thompson of Spring Hill, Diana Thompson of Shawnee, Doran Bowman of St George.  Great grandchildren:  Grant and Drew of Chicago, Tristin Terfler of Lawrence.
Rest in the arms of the Lord now and know your star is shining brightly in the heavens and in our hearts.