THOMAS H. HENDREN, MD Dr. Thomas H. Hendren, MD, 64, of Liberty, MO, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at the Liberty Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 205 N. Forest Ave., Liberty; burial will be New Hope Cemetery, Liberty.. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Liberty Hospital Foundation or Hillcrest Ministries. Dr. Hendren was born June 19, 1938, in Kansas City, the son of Dr. Glenn and Anne Hines Hendren. He was a lifelong Liberty resident. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1953, and from William Jewell College in 1956, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Dr. Hendren attended and graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1960. He was a member of the Nu Sigma Nu Medical fraternity. He interned at General Hospital in Kansas City and did his surgical residency at Kansas University Medical Center. In 1966 and 1967 he served as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps and the chief of surgery with the 85th Evac in Qui Nhon Vietnam. During that time, he received a Bronze Star and the Vietnam medical award, the Churng My. While in Vietnam, he volunteered his extra time working in the Leprosarium. He completed his army tour of duty as chief surgeon at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, and remained a surgical consultant for the Army for several years. Dr. Hendren was a member of the Vietnam Vascular Registry, a member of the Liberty VFW Post 4043. He practiced surgical medicine from 1968, until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the American Board of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. Dr. Hendren was a founding member of the Liberty Hospital and served as the first President and Chief of the Medical Staff. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Breast Clinic at the hospital. He was a member of the Clay County Museum and Historical Society and served as a docent at the museum. He was a member and past director of the Liberty Hills Country Club and a member of the Shadow Mountain Country Club in Sunsites, AZ. He was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Bank of Liberty. He was a member of the medical staff at North Kansas City Hospital, Spelmans St. Luke's Hospital and Trinity Lutheran Hospital, where he held the title of Honorary Staff Member after his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. He is survived by his wife, Kathie Hendren, of the home; a daughter, Leigh Garnett, Smithville; a brother, Joseph W. Hendren, Shawnee Mission, KS; two grandchildren, Madison and Charlie King, both of Smithville, MO; and two stepsons, Aarin Rinas, Chicago, and Austin Rinas, Liberty. (Arrange- ments: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, MO