Imogene Handley Enderle, 88, passed away August 13, 2021, at Harbor Hospice after a short illness. She was born on June 5, 1933, in Votaw, Texas to Charles Lester and Lila Fay (Collins) Handley. Imogene graduated from Nederland High School in 1952 and went to work for Sun Oil Company and United Gas Company. Meeting James Enderle at work, they married in 1956 and she eventually became a “stay-at-home” wife and mom. She would eventually return to work part-time at Sutherland Lumber Company, eventually to “retire” and tend to her mother in a nursing home from 1995 until her death in 2000.
Imogene has been a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and volunteered her time and cooking talents to the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge for a number of years and made good friends through each of these organizations.
Imogene was known to be at the ballpark watching her grandsons play baseball, or helping Daddy with catering jobs at the KC Hall in the early years of Dad’s retirement or helping him being the janitor after parties, shopping at Wal-Mart, Ross or Marshalls and especially Sam’s when she organized the supplies for the Chicken Fried Steak dinners at the Elks. Lowes and Home Depot were often places she visited so she could find another project to do around the house. She was the fixer around the house and the “as seen on TV” #1 consumer. She was always willing to take a day trip to Houston with Cathy, even though she “couldn’t understand why we were going”, but she needed to come just so she could help change a tire if necessary.
She was a very active throughout her years up until COVID and was forced to stay at home and protect herself and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Louis “Jimmy” Enderle, parents, and brother, Charles Handley.
Imogene passed along her strong work ethic and dedication to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, James Enderle and his wife, Melissa; daughter, Catherine Favre and her husband, James; grandchildren, Cory Enderle and wife, Amanda; Scott Enderle and wife, Leeann; Julie Hartman and husband, Chad; and Keith Favre; great-grandchildren, Cason and Kinsley Hartman, Colt and Corbin Enderle and Ella Enderle; and numerous nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
A gathering of Mrs. Enderle’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 16, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 245 West Highway 90, China. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77704.
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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
- 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- August 16, 2021
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
- , US Hwy 90, China, TX, 77613,
- August 17, 2021
- 10:00 am
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
So sorry for your loss Cathy. Your mother was such a sweetheart.
We had great times on our two trips. She wanted to go to Savannah because of her love of cooking. Then we went to the Elk Homecoming. While there, we toured the painted churches. Loved going with Imogene.
Virgil & Fay Martel
So sorry for your family. We loved Imogene &had lots of cooking experiences with her.
Linda and Jimmy Sachitano
I can't imagine going to the KC Friday fish fries and not seeing Imogene and her ladies there. I know she will be missed terribly.
I will miss Aunt Imogene greatly. She was one independent lady who didn’t mind telling you exactly “ how the cow ate the cabbage.” I for one truly appreciated that trait. I know she has been reunited with Uncle Jimmy and the rest of the clan. Praying for the family and sending positive thoughts.
Imogene was always a person to see working for church functions! She was very active in church functions! She will be truly missed !
I met Imogene and Jim through activities with the KC'S 951 and with the Elk's lodge. She was a genuine person and enjoyed contributing to her organizations. She was my friend and always had good things to say. Rest in Peace my friend.