Betty J. Bedwell

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Betty J. Bedwell

May 03, 1920 - March 12, 2019

Betty J. Bedwell Betty Joan Bedwell, 98, passed away March 12th, 2019. She was born May 3rd, 1920, in Terre Haute, to Chester C. and Bessie D. (Potts) Kellams.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James E. Bedwell; sister, Mildred Deal; brother, John C. Kellams; and niece, Shirley Deal Tresize.
She is survived by her sister, Louise Kellams (Susan McKusic) of Minneapolis; son, Jim Bedwell (Amanda Cantrell) of Greenwood; grandsons, Darren Bedwell (Anna) of Indianapolis and Douglas Bedwell of Cloverdale, and their mother Doree Bedwell; granddaughters, Rebecca Bedwell (Adam Crane) of Tucson and Caroline Bedwell of Bloomington; great-granddaughters, Morgen and Madeleine Bedwell of Indianapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty graduated from Wiley High School in 1938 and began working for Terre Haute Advertising. She started her career in retail sales and purchasing at Aldens in 1956, moving on to Meis and Elder Beerman before retiring in 1985. She often traveled to New York and Chicago, selecting new merchandise for the Terre Haute stores. She continued part-time at Elder Beerman until age 75.
She and her husband spent most vacations touring the U.S., often with family or friends. They visited their son in Thailand. After her husband's passing, she continued to travel, including a trip to Greece.
She was a member of the Lioness Club, and helped organize her 50th high school reunion and subsequent gatherings.
She lived at Sycamore Manor for many years before moving to Wyndmoor Senior Living. She moved to Greenwood last December because of failing health.
She was a longtime member of St. Mark United Church of Christ, where she enjoyed the fellowship and activities such as quilting and fundraisers.
Funeral services will be at DeBaun Funeral Home on Monday, March 18th. Visitation for family 10 to 11 a.m., friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with services conducted at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Teresa O. Higus. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.
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Published on March 15, 2019
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Monday March 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

DeBaun Springhill Chapel

85 East Springhill Drive, Terre Haute, IN, USA

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Monday March 18, 2019

1:00 PM

DeBaun Springhill chapel

85 East Springhill Drive, Terre Haute, IN, USA

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Sherri Roberts
Mar 17, 2019
Fly high Mrs Betty. It was a pleasure having you at the Wyndmoor. You were always the best dressed women there. Our Condolences to you Jim. You were so good to her.