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Clarice 'Jenny' Pelley Meadows Woodward, 70, Bloomington

Clarice Genevieve "Jenny" Pelley Meadows Woodward passed away in Bloomington Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

Born March 5, 1943, on the family's dairy farm in northeastern Monroe County, she was the youngest of eight children born to Benjamin Z. and Opal Mae (Fulford) Pelley.

A 1961 graduate of Unionville High School, she began her working career shortly afterward. She held clerical positions at Sarkes Tarzian, the IU School of Education, the Monroe County Public Library, McCrea & McCrea, and, her favorite position, executive assistant to R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., editor-in-chief of The American Spectator. She also was employed as a Realtor, as well as a freelance editor and proofreader. Reading, cooking and singing were among her favorite things to do.

A long-time member of the New Unionville Baptist Church and, later, the Ellettsville First Baptist Church, she served as church clerk, interim treasurer, ABW president, ABW Association president, VBS director, SS teacher, etc., and was a choir member. She also prepared numerous meals and food items, especially desserts and salads. Her children always knew to inquire whether the cake cooling on the counter "is for work or church or for us."

On Oct. 6, 1961, she married James (Jimmie) Dee Meadows, who passed away Nov. 8, 1978. To the marriage were born J.D. Meadows (John Lin) of San Francisco, Calif., Gina Meadows (Teresa Brown) of Nashville and Jamie Rose Meadows of Bloomington, who survive her. Also surviving is her second husband, Ray E. Woodward, whom she married Nov. 2, 1985. Additional survivors include her stepchildren, Dan Woodward of Bedford, Vicki Woodward of Bloomington and Curt (Rae) Woodward of Hudson, Mich.; and five step-grandchildren. She is survived by several sisters and a brother, Easter Yeadon of Bloomington, Edna Manis of Bloomfield, Dollie Richardson of Spencer and Maurice Pelley of Gosport; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also predeceased by her parents; a sister and brother in childhood, Esther and Melvin Pelley; and older brother, Les Pelley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home, 2 E. Main St., Gosport, with the service scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Villanova presiding. Burial will follow in Shilo Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the Shilo Cemetery Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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  • October 31
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 31
    Trick-or-Treat hours set for Nashville
    6 to 9 p.m. Nashville
  • October 31
    Deadline to RSVP for Brown County/Purdue Extension dinner meeting
  • October 31
    Sprunica church fall community night
    5 to 9 p.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 31
    Trunk or Treat at Helmsburg church
    6 to 8 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road