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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Friday July 7th, 2017
4:00pm - 9:00pm

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Lori Bedinger

Lori Bedinger, 53 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on June 13, 1966 in Vandalia, IL the Daughter of Wayne Hathaway and Phyllis Marshall. She married Tim Bedinger on April 17, 1982 in Taylorville, IL.

Those who knew Lori described her as an artistic person with an infectious smile, selfless attitude, playful demeanor, and a strong sense of faith, family and friends. Her word for the year was kindness and that word describes Lori’s true essence. She shared her love of flowers, nature, and music with all those she loved dearly. She believed music could heal the world. In her photography, she shared her view of the world. In her Facebook posts, she shared the enormous love she had for her grandchildren. People all across the country looked forward to reading her daily words of wisdom and wit. Her passion was showing love to others and you always left feeling better and blessed for knowing her. Lori, Mrs. Bee, Mrs. Fun, Ella Bee, G Naw Naw was known as the “coolest person ever” to all who knew her. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” -Amelia Earhart

Surviving are her Husband: Tim Bedinger of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Brad (Alycia) Bedinger of Taylorville, IL; Stefan (Baylee Reed) Bedinger of Taylorville; Daughter: Lyndsey (Mitch) Ringler of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Kelsey Pickett, A.J. Pickett, Brody Bedinger, Ella Rae Ringler; Sisters: Dana (Doug) Oldham of Taylorville, IL; Jill (Trevis) Parker of Taylorville, IL; Camille (Bryan) Brown of Vandalia, IL; Brothers: Alan (Jody) Hathaway of Quincy, IL; Tom (Chris) Hathaway of Peoria, IL; Darby (Renee) Hathaway of Vandalia, IL; Parents-in-Law: Ric and Betty Miles and Sara Bedinger. She was also survived by several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and In-Laws. She was preceded in death by her Grandson: Brenden Bedinger, Grandparents: Wayne Elvis “Bud” Blankenship and Grace Opal Blankenship; Uncle Marion Blakenship, Cousin Wanda Sue Foster, Father-in-Law James Edward “Bear” Bedinger, Brother-in-Law Dale Bedinger, Niece Sarah Bedinger and Step-Father William “Bill” Marshall.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to her grandchildren’s education fund C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lori Bedinger

Jacque Urnikis Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM

Lori was so sweet she had so much love to giveand was taken away to soon. My prayers go out to all her family and friends, I know she will be missed by all.

Tina Pownall Jul 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lori Bedinger

Ron and Fran Steininger Jul 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lori Bedinger

Emily Stringer. Gods precious gift is with him now. Jul 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lori Bedinger

Paul & Leann Pickel Jul 8 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Lori's passing. She was a wonderful kindhearted person that always had a good thing to say about everyone. She will be missed.

Paul & Leann Pickel Jul 8 2017 12:00 AM

Tim and family, So sorry to hear of Lori's passing, Lori was such a sweet lady with a heart of gold who touched so many lives. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Don and Sherrie Torricelli Jul 8 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to all loris family. There are never enough words to ease the pain. Cherish your memories hold her in your heart forever

Lester dickey , Connie Dickey & Chris Garrett Jul 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lori Bedinger

Felicia Unser Moran Jul 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry Alan for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.

Ralph & Linda Gallaher Jul 7 2017 12:00 AM

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