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, Ill. the daughter of Wayne Hathaway and Phyllis Marshall. She married Tim Bedinger on April 17, 1982 in Taylorville, Ill.
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, Elle 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, Ill.; sons: Brad (Alycia) Bedinger of Taylorville, Ill.; Stefan (Baylee Reed) Bedinger of Taylorville; daughter: Lyndsey (Mitch) Ringler of Taylorville, Ill.; grandchildren: Kelsey Pickett, A.J. Pickett, Brody Bedinger, Ella Rae Ringler; sisters: Dana (Doug) Oldham of Taylorville, Ill.; Jill (Trevis) Parker of Taylorville, Ill.; Camille (Bryan) Brown of Vandalia, Ill.; brothers: Alan (Jody) Hathaway of Quincy, Ill.; Tom (Chris) Hathaway of Peoria, Ill.; Darby (Renee) Hathaway of Vandalia, Ill.; 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.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.