In Memoriam: Fair Haven-Raised Jane Bradshaw Hendricks, 95

Fair Haven-raised Lillian “Jane” Bradshaw Hendricks has passed away at 95.

Jane Bradshaw Hendricks
Photo/family via John E. Day Funeral Home

Born on March 25, 1926 to Lillian and Bill Bradshaw in Belleville, Jane grew up in Fair Haven and graduated from then Rumson High School, now RFH.

When she was 14 years old she met Irwin Hendricks, who was 16 years old at the time. A mutual friend set them up at a church youth group. They hit it off right from the start, and were together from then on.

They fell in love in 1940 and near the end of 1942 Irwin had enlisted in the U.S. Navy to help fight World War II.

Before he left for the Navy they had become engaged. They married in New Jersey on April 14, 1945 at the end of the Great Depression.

“Jane loved so many things in life but a few things became signature items … a cardinal, a butterfly, or a bell. She deeply loved her family, one and all, and held her friends close in heart from childhood until old age. She loved the Lord most of all, and spent hours each morning reading her Bible, her devotional books, and praying for loved ones.
She will be greatly missed by us and remembered with deep love and fond memories.”

Loved ones of Jane Bradshaw Hendricks in her obituary

For more details about Jane’s life in her obituary, written by family, click here.

Jane is survived by: her daughters, Pam Hendricks, Kim Ford and husband Nathan; her grandsons, Beau Hendricks, Drew Ford, and Shane Hendricks; her granddaughters, Wendy Chalhoub and husband Michel , Katie Dinkel and husband Seth, Jenna Simmons and husband Matt, and Hayley Hendricks and her daughters-in-law, Liz Hendricks and Cathy Hendricks; great-grandchildren, Emily and Nate Chalhoub, Wyatt Hendricks, Paul and Silas Dinkel, and Lillian, Nate, and Joey Simmons; nieces and nephews, Judy Boeddinghaus, Glenn Hendricks, Peter Hendricks, Mark Hendricks, Debbie Kern, Mike Bradshaw, Chuck Bradshaw, along with their families, and many others who referred to her as “Aunt Jane.” Jane’s other surviving relatives on the Bradshaw side include Patti Bradshaw Zia and her family, and Jimmy Bradshaw, and his family.

Jane was predeceased by: her parents, Bill and Lillian Bradshaw; her father- and mother-in-law, Ed and Ruth Hendricks; her brother, Bud Bradshaw and wife Pearl; her husband, Irwin Hendricks in 2012; her brother-in-laws Dick and Ed Hendricks; and her beloved son, Bill in December of 2020.

The family also wishes to acknowledge the special relationship with Dorothy Dotson who was considered an “adopted” daughter of Jane and Irwin. Dottie was like family, and preceded Jane in death in December 2019, buried in the Fairview Cemetery with the Hendricks family.

In lieu of flowers, Jane has requested that donations be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in Lakeland, Florida by clicking here. A memorial service will be held at Lincroft Bible Church in Lincroft at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. Burial will be immediately following the service at Fairview Cemetery in Middletown.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management