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Blackford County Obituaries - B

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Douglas A. Bedwell

GREENTOWN.-- Douglas A. Bedwell, 56, Greentown, went to be with the Lord at 4:59 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of James A. Bedwell III and Helen D. (Cooley) Bedwell. On July 30, 1977 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford City, he married Margo A. Walker, who preceded him in death on October 2, 2007.

Doug was a 1972 graduate of Blackford High School, Hartford City, and a 1976 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in engineering. After graduating from Purdue, he worked at Chrysler Corp and then went on to work at Delphi Electronics where he retired in December 2007 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and Moose Lodge in Hartford City. He enjoyed watching dirt track racing.

Doug is survived by one son, Kyle Bedwell and his wife, Annie, and their daughter, Teagan, all of Greentown; one daughter, Ann Bedwell and her fiancee, Austin Deardorff of Greentown; parents, James and Helen Bedwell III of Hartford City; one brother, James Bedwell IV and his wife, Connie, of Columbia City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Betty Walker of Hartford City; brother-in-law, Fred Walker and his wife, Linda, of Hartford City; sister-in-law, Brenda Kearns and her husband, John, of Muncie; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margo.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd. East, Kokomo, with Pastor William Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hartford City.

Friends may call at the church from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, with envelopes available. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Kokomo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Margo Bedwell

A 1972 graduate of Blackford High School, she graduated from Indiana University Purdue University in Fort Wayne in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in music. She graduated from Ball State University with her master's degree in music in 1979.

,p>She taught music at Eastern Howard Elementary School in Greentown for 28 years, and was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. She was very active in her church, where she played the organ, sang in the choir, was involved in the bell choir and In His Service, gave the opening for Sunday school for the children and was an avid volunteer in all of the church activities. She could never say no.

She was the Destination Imagination coordinator for Eastern Howard School System. She led a group of Eastern Howard County students to the global finals where her team placed fifth. She was active with the sixth-grade choir at Eastern Howard School and she enjoyed playing the organ. Margo was also a member of the A.G.O. — American Guild of Organists.

Her passage into Heaven leaves her husband of 30 years, Douglas "Doug" A. Bedwell, Greentown; daughter Ann E. Bedwell, Greentown; son Kyle D. and wife Annette N. Bedwell, Kokomo; a soon-to-be-born granddaughter; parents Charles and Betty Walker, Hartford City; father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Helen Bedwell III, Hartford City; brother Fred E. and wife Linda K. Walker, Hartford City; sister Brenda S. and husband John P. Kearns, Muncie; brother-in-law James A. and wife Connie Bedwell IV, Columbia City; uncle Lawrence Walker; aunt Martha Walker; several nieces and nephews and several cousins.

Margo is preceded in death by her uncle Lloyd Walker and aunt Grace Walker.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, with pastor William Allison and Pastor Barry Akers of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 E. Southway Blvd., Kokomo. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Hartford City.

Memorials may be made to the Destination Imagination at Eastern Howard Schools, 301 S. Meridian St., Greentown, IN 46936 or Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 E. Southway Blvd., Kokomo, IN 46902.

Cora Myrtle Bell

Mrs. Cora Myrtle Bell, 77, Widow of Dan Bell, died early Tuesday at the home of a son, Tom, after- an extended illiness. Immediate cause of death was a stroke. The body was removed to 501 W. Wash- ington Street where rites will be con- ducted at 2p.m., Thursday, followed by burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Survivors include ten children, Roy Moyer, Montpelier; Charles Bell, Mrs. Henry Ditzenberger, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Harold Shatto, Vincennes; Mrs. Carry Elliott, Mrs. Blair Clayton, Orpha, Ralph, James and Tom Bell, lf this city, and one brother, Jess Rinard, of Montpelier.

Chronicle, Marion, Indiana
Wednesday, November 1, 1950
p. 10, col. 2
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Mrs. Ralph Bindwell

Hartford City - Aug. 16.--- The funeral of Mrs. Ralph Bidwell, 34, for many years a resident here and recently of Upland, who died at the Grant County Hospital in Marion, will be held at Grace Methodist Church here Monday morning at 9 o’clock. Rev. E. E. Franklin of Frankfort and Rev. Jesse W. Fox of this city will officiate.

Journal-Gazette, August 17, 1940

Betty I. Boan

Betty I. Boan, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at the home of her son in Van Buren Township, Grant County, IN.

Mrs. Boan had lived in Washington Township at the Grant-Blackford county line, IN, for many years. She had worked at OK Modern Dry Cleaners in Bluffton and was a homemaker and a farmer. She had attended Petroleum High School and was a member of the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Grant County.

She was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Darke County, OH, to Marion and Nellie Stump Sutton. She married Walter Boan on Jan. 20, 1963, at the Nazarene Church in Van Buren.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Eugene Boan, of Marion; two brothers, Robert Sutton, of Winchester, and Donald Sutton, of Portland; three sisters, Norma Garrison and Bertha Twigg, both of Bluffton, and Martha Christian, of Coldwater, OH; and two granddaughters, Jackie Boan and Jacy Boan, both of Marion.

A funeral service was held at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, with Rev. Gene Betts officiating. Interment was at Balsey Cemetery in Washington Township, Blackford County.

John W. Boston

Hartford city Evening News, 4 AUG 1918

ANOTHER OLD VETERAN IS MUSTERED OUT John W. Boston passes away Sunday after a year’s illness EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS OLDS and saw service during Civil War as a member of 81st Ohio volunteers

Final taps were.. sounded for another aged civil war veteran Sunday shortly after noon, when John W. Boston, 84, father of Albert Boston, west Commercial street, passed away after an illness of the past year. His demise is attributed to a complication of diseases and old age. The funeral services which have not yet been definitely made pending the arrival of his daughter will likely be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock from the home of the son, west Commercial street, in charge of Rev. Lewis Reeves. Interment will be made at Muncie.

The deceased was born in Delaware county, Ohio, near Ashley, July 17, 1833, and moved to this city in 1896. He later moved to Tennessee and there to Muncie and finally made his home near his birth place in Ashley, Ohio. He was three times married. In 1854 he was united in marriage to Mary J. Elliott to which union five children were born, two surviving as follows: Mrs. Mary C. Bault, of Detroit, Mich., and Albert Boston, of this city. He was again married in 1912 to Ellen A. Roosevelt, at Ashley, Ohio, and at a later date to Francis Brumley, also of Ashley, now deceased. Mr. Boston was a member of the 81s Ohio volunteer infantry during the civil war and saw active service during the conflict. During his later life he was affiliated with the Dunkard church. The G. A. R. will probably assist with the services.

Mary Jane Boston

Hartford City Evening News, 7 Nov 1910.

MRS. MARY JANE BOSTON DIES AT 80 YEARS OF AGE. Funeral will be held Wednesday and body taken to Muncie for burial Mrs. Mary Jane Boston, 80, died Monday morning at her home, 806 west Commercial street. Death was due to old age. Funeral services will be held Wednesday and the body will be shipped to Muncie for burial. Besides her husband and two children, Albert Boston, of this city, and daughter, living in Detroit, Mich., survive. Mrs. Boston was born March 24, 1830, in Brunswick county, O., and came to this city seven years ago from Muncie.

Ella Briscoe

Hartford City, Feb. 1.--- The body of Mrs. Ella Briscoe, wife of Samuel Briscoe, former Hartford City newspaper publisher and banker, who died Wednesday evening at her home at Tulsa, Okla., is expected to arrive here Saturday. The body will be taken to the Baxter & Markin Funeral Home where services have been tentatively arranged for Saturday afternoon.

Word of her death was sent to a cousin, Miss Elizabeth Smith, this city, this morning.

Journal-Gazette, February 2, 1940.

Mrs. Francis Butler

Hartford City, Aug. 19.--- The funeral of Mrs. Francis Butler, 25, prominent resident north of Hartford City who died Sunday morning, will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in charge of Rev. L. E. Minneman, pastor of the Lutheran Church here. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Journal-Gazette, August 20, 1940


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