Barbara Bedel

Waycross Drive

Barbara Mai Bedel, 77, of Waycross Drive, died at 6 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Barbara was born March 10, 1938, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was the daughter of James D. and Ruth Mai Callis Crunk. She married Luther Bedel on March 14, 1979.

Barbara retired from Jay C grocery store in 1993. She was a 1956 graduate from Franklin Township High School. Barbara was a member of Mill Race Senior Center and attended First Christian Church.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Tyler Tolbert officiating. Calling will be from 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society thru the funeral home.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony (Rhonda) Hamilton of North Vernon and Mark (Connie) Hamilton of Columbus; daughter Nancy (Gregg) Daugherty of Columbus; step-children Greg (Rose) Bedel of Seymour, Kevin (Nancy) Bedel of Crothersville, Carol (Conny) Berger of Crothersville, and Lucinda (Alvin) Killey of Brownstown; grandchildren Basile and Patrick Hamilton, Gage, Brennen and Gus Daugherty; four step-grandchildren; brothers James D. (Anola) Crunk and Dr. Stan (Carol) Crunk all of Memphis, Tennessee, Ron (Tempe) Crunk of Little Rock, Arkansas; sisters, Kay Dye of Greenville, Indiana and Patricia (Ben) Allen of St. Louis, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Bedel on September 18, 1993; parents, James D. and Ruth Mai Callis Crunk; grandson, Jacob Ray Daugherty; brothers, Paul Douglas Crunk and Jerry Crunk; sisters, Mary Lynn Crunk and Diane Boland.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the Bedel family via the internet.