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Obituary: Kenneth W. Biddinger, Westport

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Kenneth W. Biddinger, 62, Westport, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his residence.

He was born on July 27, 1950 in Greensburg, the son of Robert M. and Marjorie Harriet (Hamilton) Biddinger.

He was a lifelong resident of Westport, graduating from Sandcreek High School in 1968 and Indiana University in 1993 with honors. After 34 years of service, he retired in 2006 from the Muscatatuck State Development Center and then worked as a consultant for Outreach Services of Indiana in Madison until 2010.

He was a member of the Westport Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, driving his sports car, playing basketball and baseball and most of all, doing things with his children and grandchildren.

He married Rebecca S. Shumaker in Westport on February 17, 1973 and she survives.

Other survivors include his daughter, Alyson (Shawn) Bainbridge of Greensburg; his son, Christopher W. (Tirzah) Biddinger of North Vernon; his sisters, Janet Faye Yeager of Butlerville and Sandy Biddinger of Greensburg; his brother, Richard Dean Biddinger of Westport; and his four grandchildren, Kyran Luken, Kaidyn Speer, Adelle Bainbridge and Charles Biddinger.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharolyn Irene Biddinger.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home with Rev. David A. Scaggs officiating. Burial will follow at the Rock Creek Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 2 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the IU Simon Cancer Center, Westport Baptist Church Building Fund or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana–Decatur County.

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