May 26, 2015


Edna Swigler – Bedford
Edna Swigler, 95, of Bedford, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at I.U. Health Bloomington.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Tom Woodward – Bedford
Thomas George Woodward (“Woody”) has lost his courageous seven year battle against cancer on Friday, May 22, 2015. He was 69 years old. Tom was born to Burl and Lena (Ross) Woodward on January 11, 1946 in Bedford, Indiana and graduated from Bedford High School in 1964.
He attended Indiana State University, and was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Army from October 1967 to September 1969. He married Susan Walker on January 17, 1972, and he would agree that was one of the best decisions he ever made. Susie was devoted to him and stood by him in sickness and in health, until the very end. Tom worked for General Motors for 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 33, as well as the Knights of Columbus. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was his place of worship. Tommy believed “Life is Good,” and his positive spirit was inspirational to all who knew him. He was an avid golfer and loved to fish.
In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by his parents, brothers, John (Libby) Woodward of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and David (Jane) Woodward of Bedford, sister and brother-in-laws Teresa (Bruce) Cate of West, Texas, and Beverly (Dick) Davis of Bloomington, Indiana. His children, Michelle Woodward West and Jason Woodward, both of Bedford, were his pride and joy. Michelle and husband, D.J. West blessed him with three grandchildren, Karoline, Katherine and Karter, who enriched his life every day.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Tom’s honor to either the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County or St. Vincent de Paul School Athletic Department.
To all who knew him, life won’t nearly be as good without him. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. till 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

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