2011-12-13 / Obituaries

Bedford L. Mitchell, 79

Bedford L. Mitchell Bedford L. Mitchell Bedford L. Mitchell, 79, Cloverdale, passed away on December 4, 2011, at the Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born on January 5, 1932, in Indianapolis, and was the son of the late William Andrew and Bertha Alice [Mc- Guire] Mitchell.

He was married to Zora L. [Blonk] Mitchell on December 11, 1954, and she survives. He is also survived by his children, Neva Alice Strange and husband, Fred, Newell, Alabama, Mary Rader and husband, Daniel, Greencastle, William Hubert Mitchell and wife, Deborah, Sylvania, Georgia, and Edward LeRoy Mitchell and wife, Jane, Poland; 17 Grandchildren; and 31 Great-grandchildren.

He was a retired truck driver for PIE Freight, Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the United State Army serving during the Korean Conflict.

He attended the One Less Pentecost Church. He was a member of Teamsters Local #135, Indianapolis, helped organize the Putnam County Civil Defense, and was a Charter Member of the Putnamville Lions Club.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Interment was in the Mannan Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Edward LeRoy Mitchell, Jr.; his sisters, Mary Frances Mitchell and Ruby Burns; and his brothers, Catley Mitchell and James M. Mitchell.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.

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