April 15, 2015


Carol Voris – Bedford
Carol Voris, 83, of Bedford, passed peacefully with her family at her side at 6:03 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at Johnson Christian Village, Bedford.
Born April 3, 1932, in Washington, IN, she was the daughter of Wilson and Helen Joyce (Furry) Chenoweth.
She spent her life teaching and sharing her love for music and for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Carol was a graduate of Shoals High School, 1950; Evansville College, with a BME, 1954 and earned her Master’s in Music Education from Indiana University, 1957; she was a lifelong teacher having taught music, grades 1-12 in Allendale, IL, 1954-1956, and then teaching for three decades at Bedford Jr. High School and Bedford High School, as well as Bedford North Lawrence High School and Shawswick Elementary and Middle Schools, during which time she also directed many musicals. Carol was a member of, and choir director at First United Methodist Church, Bedford, for over 50 years and also gave private lessons on the piano as well as the harp. Carol was also active in musical performances staged at Little Theatre of Bedford.
Surviving are one son, Joseph (Amy) Voris, Bedford; one daughter, Elizabeth Voris, Bedford; four grandchildren, Ashley (Will) Collins, Ellettsville; Drew (Devin) Lemke, Bedford; and Evan and Emma Voris, Bedford; one great grandchild, Aubriana Collins; one brother, John (Carolyn) Chenoweth, AR; one sister, Susan (Bent) Olsen, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one niece.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Bedford, with Rev. Michelle White officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals. Friends may call on Thursday, 3 p.m. till 8 p.m., at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 p.m. Friday, at the Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Music, In honor of Carol Voris.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

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