Helen Anderson, 72, Bedford

Helen Kay Anderson of Bedford passed away Monday afternoon, January 18th at her residence at the age of 72.

Born in 1937 in Lafayette, Indiana to parents Roy and Mary (McFall) Ward, she had been married to Larry Patterson since 1954 and Tom Anderson since 1992.
Helen was a retired accountant from State Farm Insurance after 26 years of service and was a member of Erie Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Anderson; one daughter, Donna Winchester and her husband Randy; one son, Steve Pattison; four stepsons, Mike, Tad, Jeff and Greg Anderson; several grandchildren; four brothers, Francis, Bobby, Murt and Tommy Ward; two sisters, Mary Ward Patterson and Donna Ward Palmer as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Roy Ward Jr., John Lee Ward and James Ward in infancy.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 22nd at 1:00PM at the Erie Methodist Church with burial to follow in Erie Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00AM until 1:00PM on Friday, January 22nd at the Erie Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Bedford Public Library and Hoosier Uplands Hospice in memory of Helen Anderson.