Kenneth E. Bedell

April 28, 1932June 26, 2010

Kenneth Edward Bedell, 78, Kokomo, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at St. Vincent Heart Center. He was born on April 28, 1932, in Jeffersonville, to Orvill and Thelma (Perry) Bedell. On October 1, 1955, he married Margaret Hughes in Antigo, Wisconsin, and she survives.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1971 and retired as a Master Sergeant. After retiring from the military, he worked at Sears until 1986. He was a member of American Legion Post 317.

In addition to his wife, Margaret Bedell, he is survived by his daughters, Anna Bedell, and Linda Bedell; son, Jeffrey Bedell; grandchildren, Heather (Tackett) Gault and her husband Jerry, Nicholas Tackett and his wife Jennifer, Nathan Martin, Megan Bedell, and Keith Bedell; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Lilly Gault; and brother, Robert Bedell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur Bedell; and daughter, Debbie Tackett.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be sent at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 1, 2010
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 30, 2010
  • Committal Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kenneth E. Bedell

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Chad Oldfather

July 1, 2010

Dear Margaret, Anna, Linda and Jeff, My heart and prayers are with you.I think back to the 70's when I would come over and play pool and try to beat Ken in ping pong,
he had one wicked serve never did win a game but sure had alot of fun.
When I would see him in Sears he always took time to chat.

God Bless

Dwayne Williams

July 1, 2010

When I first started at Sears way back when, it meant so much to me to have someone experienced like Ken to accept me into the fold, and then also to become his friend. I will cherish that memory forever. I have passed that forward, and tried to welcome new workers into the fold since. I am so sorry I can't make it there in person. Ken was special, and will be missed.

dee covey

June 30, 2010

what a special friend ken has been to our family... we will cherish the memories of our friedship for years to come... a dedicated husband, father , grandfather and friend. we love you all . dee covey

Joy Jackson

June 29, 2010

Hi this is for Jeff.
Jeff I'm sure you don't remember me but my name is Joy and I was Mike Padfield's girlfriend back when I was 15 yrs old and he lived on Redwood Dr. as did you. I remember you and him being good friends and although I didn't know your Father I wanted to send my condolences to you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
God Bless