Meet Our Team

robert “bob” Hendershot

Agency Owner

Bob was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. He graduated from Columbus High School and from Purdue University where he was a drum major at both schools. He joined the Delta Chi fraternity while at Purdue. After graduation, he continued to be active within the Delta Chi organization, serving in various capacities, including treasurer of the Delta Chi Education Foundation and most recently as a member of the Board of Directors.

He began his Farm Bureau career shortly after graduating from Purdue in 1972, serving as an agent and sales advisor in Lafayette and Indianapolis. He left Farm Bureau Insurance for about 10 years to manage an oncology practice in Indianapolis. He returned to Farm Bureau Insurance in 1992 as an agent in Bartholomew County office and has continued as an agent, receiving numerous awards, including Premier Agent for 20 years, and Trailblazer for 25 years. His success continues, now as Agency Owner of Robert Hendershot Agency, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

Bob currently lives in the Columbus area on his 14-acre Christmas tree farm with his wife Cindy, a retired R.N., and his pound puppies, Fred and Lucy. He also has a daughter Katie and son-in law, Gary, two stepdaughters, Jill and Renee, and 2 granddaughters, Lexie and Libby.

Lyra Claycamp

Production Assistant

Lyra has recently joined our agency working as a production assistant. She lives in Jackson County and graduated from Seymour High School. She was an active FFA member and DARE Role Model. Lyra grew up on her family’s dairy farm. She has shown dairy cattle at both the local and state levels. She was a ten year 4-H member and completed multiple projects each year.

Prior to joining our agency, she worked at a local excavation company. Lyra is also currently attending Ivy Tech to further her education. She is thrilled to have this opportunity and looks forward to working with you!