Obituary: Diane Sue Bridwell

September 24, 1948 – April 22, 2022

Diane Sue Bridwell, of Oolitic, IN, died on April 22, 2022, after her long battle with multiple illnesses.

Diane is survived by her significant other, Michael Meadows; her sister Ruth Ann Harrell; her three children, Angela Diane Sexton, Rusty Alan Bulliner, and Darrin Patrick Hatfield; her five grandchildren, Shane Donovan Phillips, Savannah Chantel Sexton-Wisley, Patrick Tran Hatfield, David Alan Bulliner, and Emma Renee Bulliner; and her great granddaughter Everly Rose Phillips.

Diane was preceded in death by her husband Robert Dean Bridwell; her parents, Frederick V. Fields, and Evelyn L. Fields (Underwood); and her brother Terry Wayne Fields.

Diane was born in Bedford, IN on September 24, 1948. She spent much of her life in the Bedford area. She moved to Saint Louis for about five years. After her time in Saint Louis, she moved back to the Bedford area where she spent the rest of her life. Diane worked various jobs throughout her life, spending much of her time working as a bar tender and manager at both the American Legion and Shorty’s Den (Fox’s Den) in Bedford. She also worked at the Bloomington Hospital Laundry for several years.

Diane loved family gatherings and other events where she could spend time with her family. She especially enjoyed holiday parties and birthdays. She also enjoyed family vacations. Diane said she felt like she got to do a lot in her life. She went to; New York City, NY; Las Vegas, NV; various places in Florida, and Aruba. She took a road trip to Las Vegas, where she got to see the Grand Canyon and other sites.

Diane received an Honorable Discharge from the Army National Guard in 1979.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. until to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 28th and 11:00 a.m. until Noon on Friday April 29th at the Cresthaven Funeral Home, 3522 Dixie Hwy, Bedford, IN 47421. Funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:00 p.m. on Friday April 29th