Obituary: Annabelle Long Sykes

August 31, 1929 – May 25, 2020

Annabelle Long Sykes, 90, of Bedford, passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born August 31, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William R. and Myrtle (Adams) Long. She married Arthur Sykes and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2017. She retired from the Bedford Regional Medical Center and volunteered there and at local nursing homes.

Survivors include a son, Toby Sykes, of Bedford; a daughter, Candace Sykes, of Bedford; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Gregory Sykes and Danny Sykes; two brothers, Dale Long and Harry Bryant;
three sisters, Violet Ballard, Janet Gomes, and Adele Sutherland.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. No visitation is scheduled.

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