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May 3, 2013

William E. Bedell

88; of Sellersburg

Funeral services for William E. Bedell, 88, of Sellersburg, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, with burial in Sellersburg Cemetery. He died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

 He served his country in the United States Navy (Air), Assistant Superintendent at West Clark Community Schools and was a devoted educator for 38 years. He was a member of Indiana Retired Teacher’s Association, a lifetime member of IU Alumni Association, former Principal at Silver Creek School, CNC-CC Alumni Association, Silver Creek High School Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Frat, life member of V.F.W. Post 14000, and American Legion Post 204. He taught three years at Brownsburg School System, and taught and served as Administrator for Silver Creek Township Schools/West Clark Community Schools for 35 years.

Surviving include daughters, Barbara Adams and her husband, Dennis, of  Clarksville, Tenn., and Amy McIntyre and her husband, Brad, of Sellersburg; grandchildren, Kelly Adams, Troy Adams, Brook Margason, Bryn Hardy, Lana McIntyre, Brett McIntyre and Carl Hardy; and five great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian Popp Bedell, second wife, Mary Lou Bedell, and daughter, Gwendolyn Hardy.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Silver Creek High School Library or Silver Creek High School Scholarship Fund.

 The family would like to thank Accessicare & Amedisys Hospice Care for their compassionate care.

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