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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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    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
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    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
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  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane