Oct. 11, 2016

William “Tom” Anderson Jr. – Bedford
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December 9, 1935-October 10, 2016
William “Tom” Anderson Jr., 80, of Bedford, died on Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born December 9, 1935 in Brazil, Indiana, he was the son William Tom Anderson, Sr. and Margaret (Haeberle) Anderson. He was married to Marcia Sue Langston and then married Helen Kay Ward. He was a graduate of West Lafayette High School class of 1953; received Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from Purdue University where he was also a member of the ROTC; and a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. Tom retired from Paoli High School as the Biology Teacher after 26 years, with an additional 6 years at various schools; he also coached football at Paoli High School for many years, and is recognized in the Indiana State Football Hall of Fame, along with his youngest son Greg. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church; the Retired Teachers Association; Lawrence County Cattlemen’s; and Southern Indiana Angus Association. Tom was the 1996 INTEL National Teacher of the Year, and took students from various science fairs all the way to International Science Fairs to compete. He earned the Hoosier Association of Science Teacher Incorporated, Creativity in Biology Teaching Award.
Surviving are four sons, Michael Dwight Anderson, Teddy Wayne Anderson, Jeffery Tom (Barbara) Anderson, and Gregory Dean (Mistie) Anderson; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Elbert Charles Anderson and companion Charlene; sister, Barbara Jane (James) Kline; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and ex-wife, Marcia Sue Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Helen Kay.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Erie United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. Deborah Cronin and Bro. Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Erie United Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, 3 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Public Library.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Edythe Emily “Edy” Craig – Bedford
March 1, 1934 – October 5, 1912
Edythe Emily “Edy” Craig passed away Wednesday morning, October 5, at Stonebridge Health Campus.
She was born March 1, 1934, in Nashville, Tennessee, the daughter of Raymond W. Brooks and Florence (Barrett) Brooks. As the daughter of a Navy officer, she lived in different cities and towns, among them East Hampton, NY, Yorktown, VA, Springfield, OH and attended 15 different schools before moving to Bedford, IN. She graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1953. On December 26, 1953, she married Charles E. “Charlie” Craig, who preceded her in death on September 11, 2007.
Edy owned and operated a catering service and opened Rice In’ Roses Bridal Shop in Bedford in 1979. Previously, she had worked as a bridal consultant for the Wells Shop. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St.Vincent Altar Society, the Lawrence County
Art Association, Lawrence County Democratic Party, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, and Tri Kappa Sorority. After retiring, she volunteered at the Wiley House, West Baden Springs Hotel, Lawrence County Tourism and at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.
Survivors include sons Jim (Sandy) Craig, Bedford; Tom (Peggy) Craig, Bedford; Jon (Maricar) Craig, Las Vegas grandchildren Neil (Magen) Craig, Indianapolis; Reece Craig, Hawaii; Jonathon Craig, Las Vegas; Brooke Craig, Las Vegas, and step-grandchildren Travis, Hannah, and Adrian Collins of Bedford.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 14. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Thursday, October 13, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House or to the Lawrence County Art Association – Wiley House.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.