July 18, 2016


Darlene K. McSoley – Bedford
March 17, 1933 – July 15, 2016
Darlene K. McSoley, 83, of Bedford, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, at I.U. Bloomington Hospice House.
Born March 17, 1933, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ruel and Marie (Ellis) Steele. She married Vollie McSoley on Dec. 19, 1953; he died August 31, 1993. Darlene was a school educator for many years and then worked in the Psychology Department at I. U., Bloomington; she received her B.A. from I. U. in 1954 and her Master’s Degree in Education, in 1960; she received her J.D. from I.U., in 1983 and practiced law, IN Bedford. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bedford, where she sang in the choir; was a member of Lawrence County Bar Association; was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) attorney over 30 years; and a member of the Board of Directors of Green Hill Cemetery Association. She was very active in community affairs.
Surviving are her son, Patrick (Paige) McSoley, Bloomington; one grandson, Connor (Kylie) McSoley, Bedford; and two brothers, Byron (Ann) Steele and Brent (Sally) Steel, both of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Bedford, with pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, 2 p.m. till 8 p.m., at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

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