Brenda Louise Blair

March 2, 1941 – December 1, 2021

Brenda Louise Blair, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 2, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Homer and Audrey Evalou (Williams) Root.  She married James Lyle Blair, Jr. on May 26, 1972.

Brenda was a homemaker, a graduate of Bedford High School, and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.  She was an avid reader and cared for her grandchildren while they were growing up.

Survivors include her  husband, Jim Blair of Bedford; children, Brian Edward (Rachel) Terry of  Shoals, Barry (Patty) Terry of Livonia, Beth Terry of Mitchell, Jaime (Steve) Grissom of Mitchell; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild, nine step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren and her sister Nancy Jones of Columbus

Her parents; granddaughter, Leena Grissom; and brothers, Billy Root, Vernon Root, and Danny Root, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.  The burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts can be made in Brenda’s memory to the White River Humane Society

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