Elsie (Hinkle) Herendon, known to everyone as Trudy, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Limestone Medical Center, at age 87. Visitation will be Monday, June 23, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Pavilion at Fort Parker Memorial Park Cemetery. Elsie was born on February 11, 1927 in Bald Hill, Oklahoma to Walter Winfield Hinkle and Nellie Gertrude Boyer Hinkle. As a young girl the family moved to Texas. After high school, she had an opportunity to go to work with Humble Oil, starting at the bottom of the ladder. She worked her way up to an accountant at Humble Oil, which was later known as Esso, and then Exxon-Mobile Oil in the Houston and Galveston area. After a career of forty years she retired in 1983. Trudy was united in marriage with Nolan “Roscoe” Herendon in Houston on February 14, 1958. After Roscoe passed away in 1990, Trudy decided to leave the traffic and city life behind and move to Groesbeck where her husband’s family was from. Trudy was involved with the American Legion Auxiliary in Groesbeck and was a past president. She enjoyed meeting weekly with friends to play cards until the last few years. She enjoyed studying and reading about history and archeology, and especially politics. She was extremely patriotic, with a deep appreciation for her country and her memories of her father’s service as a medic in WWI, her husband’s service in the Navy in WWII, and her brother-in-law’s survival at Omaha Beach. Trudy was very generous, giving to many charities, and especially passionate for helping Wounded Warriors, SPCA, and Lara’s House. She had two dear dogs, Julie and a rescued dog, Sadie. She was kind-hearted also, and could talk all day without saying anything bad about anyone. After a series of falls, Trudy moved to Windsor Healthcare Residence in 2012, where she made new friends and was visited faithfully by her dear friend, Bruce O’Docharty. Trudy was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Nellie Hinkle; her husband, Roscoe; and her sister Naomi McKenzie in 2013. She is survived by two nephews, Jack McKenzie and wife Joy of College Station, and Charles Herendon of Canyon Lake; sister-in-law, Bernice Carrell of Groesbeck; nieces and great nephews; and her best friend, Bruce O’Docharty.