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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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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West