Ruby Violet Bedwell, 97, of Wadesville and formerly of Dugger, passed away at 1:21 p.m. Monday May 5, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
She was born in Sullivan County on April 19, 1911, the daughter of Aaron Blakeman and Clara Chambers Blakeman.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dugger, and attended Oak Hill Church of Christ in Evansville, a member of the Triple T Home EC Club, and the Past President Club in Sullivan County. She retired from Central Supply at the old Mary Sherman Hospital in Sullivan.
Survivors include: three daughters, Judy Wauford and husband T.R. of Fayetteville, NC, Sharon McDowell and husband Luther of Fayetteville, NC., Myra Exline and husband Paul of Wadesville, and three step-sisters, Eva Clay, Esta Shephard, and Fern Clayton; four grandchildren, Douglas Cleveland, Debra DeMello and husband David, Steven Shorter and wife Patty, and J.R. Exline and wife Courtnee, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lex R. Bedwell in 1978; one son, Brian Bedwell; two brothers; Paul Blakeman, and Leon Blakeman, a half-brother, Elston Blakeman; one sister Opal Blakeman; two step sisters, Geneva Blume and Violet Blume; and two step-brothers, Russell Walters and Garland Walters.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Banks and Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan with Bro. J.B. Smith and Bro. Jerry Carmichael officiating. Burial will be in the Dugger Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oak Hill Church of Christ, 4311 Oak Hill Rd. E, in Evansville.