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Zelma Idlewine, 76, of Greensburg, died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Freetown, March 13, 1936, the daughter of Henry and Delila Lucas Bell. She graduated from Seymour High School in 1954.
Zelma was raised in Seymour. She married James Idlewine on September 15, 1956 in Seymour. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2005. Since her marriage, she has lived in Columbus for 12 years, the Westport area for 30 years and in Greensburg since 1994.
She worked for Reliance Manufacturing for 25 years and Ketchum Kornacupia in Columbus, from where she retired in 1990.
Zelma was a member of Westport Senior Citizens, Greensburg YMCa and the Red Hat Society of Greensburg.
She is survived by daughters, Mitzi (John) Hardebeck of Westport and Malinda (Donald) Spicer of North Vernon; a sister, Fay Price of Clarksville; a brother, Russell (Wanda) Bell of Seymour; three grandchildren, Shelly Weber of Westport, Jason Hardebeck of Westport and Willie Feldman of Greensburg; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Adam Joseph Idlewine in infancy; three sisters, Lillie Smith, Mildred Nielsen and Lenora Fleetwood; and two brothers, Ervin Bell and Carl Bell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport.
Burial will be at Westport Cemetery.
Calling will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.