Our Family Serving Yours...

At Hendryx Life Services, we consider our staff to our family.
We work together, respect, and support one another in order to better serve our community.
We know first and foremost our commitment starts at our home with a commitment to each other and our community. By instilling those family values into our staff, we are able to offer you the care and personal attention you deserve 24 hours a day. Providing quality service and value to our families, friends and neighbors is our highest priority.

Thomas K. Hendryx

Owner/Funeral Director/Preplanning Counselor

Owner Thomas K. Hendryx is the fourth generation to carry on the Hendryx tradition in the community. Following his father, Max Hendryx, Tom Hendryx was licensed in 1978,  and has since strived to provide quality care and sincerity to every person he meets. He was born and raised in the New Palestine area, where he continues to reside and takes pride in his roots. Mr. Hendryx is also involved with cemeteries, churches and other organizations and individuals to fulfill the needs of families and the community. 

We live in the neighborhood; and our business is a proud member of the community we serve. We are small enough to provide you with exceptional detailed service and we have enough staff to attend to whatever needs you have. We know that our success depends upon how we treat each and every family we serve and we truly appreciate your continued patronage.

Throughout the years, we have had the pleasure of volunteering and sponsoring various community functions and plan to continue to seek out opportunities to do so.
When faced with the many important decisions involved in making arrangements for yourself or a loved one, you want to turn to a funeral home that you know and can trust --not somewhere that you feel like another number, or are pressured into something that you cannot afford or are not comfortable with. At Hendryx Life Services, you can be assured that you will always speak with someone from our family of staff who will listen to your concerns/questions and work with you to make the event a memorable one.

Our doors are always open to anyone in need of our care. Even if you have not worked with us before, we can help guide you through every step, offering you professional one-on-one service that is accessible to help you and your loved ones throughout this difficult time.

We would like to invite you to get to know us by browsing our website by stopping by one of our facilities, or by giving us a call at 317-894-7421.

Thank you from your family and friends at Hendryx Life Services. 


Ashley  A. (Lapham) Sanders

New Palestine Chapel Manager/Funeral Director

Ashley grew up in Carthage, Indiana. She is a 2000 graduate of Knightstown High School, and was a graduate of the first Mortuary Science class at Ivy Tech in 2007. Following her education, Ashley completed her internship at Flanner & Buchanan and received her license in 2010. She has been working in the funeral service industry for 12 years. In September 2015 she was certified as an Medicolegal death investigator in Marion county and is currently serving as the death investigator in Henry county. Ashley moved to the New Palestine area and joined the Hendryx family in 2017, as the manager of the New Palestine Chapel. On Feburary 27, 2017, she and her husband, Rick Sanders, were married in Miami, Florida. Together with their fur-kids, Verdell (9 year old -  chihuahua) Pierce Co. ( 3 year old - chessy lab); Augustus

(1 year old - bloodhound); and Dalamar (8 year old - cat) they moved to the New Palestine chapel, were welcomed to the New Palestine community. Ashley enjoys being involved in community, decorating for all holidays, antiques, caring for her plants, and most of all spending time with her husband/best friend, Rick; her fur-kids; her sister, Amy; her nieces, Mavis & Keera; and her nephew, Carter. 

Sarah R. Hulet

Funeral Director/Web Designer/Graphic Artist

Sarah was born in central Ohio and raised in Russiaville, Indiana, with her mother, brother, aunt, and grandparents. She is a 2008 graduate of Western High School, where she was very involved with the arts; including photography, ceramics, drawing, and painting. Sarah graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and later from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associates degree in General Studies and Mortuary Science. Following her education, Sarah completed her internship in Russiaville with Stout & Son Funeral Home and received her license in 2014. Sarah joined the Hendryx family in early 2015 and recently moved to the Cumberland area where she resides with her dogs, Butters (sheltie); Gizmo (eskie), Fiona (corgi puppy), as well as her cat Stewie. Sarah continues to enjoy the arts as well as going on walks/runs and spending time with her fur-kids and getting to know the local community.