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Laverne Hedrick-Andrew, 80, Columbus

Laverne Hedrick-Andrew, 80, Columbus, passed away May 7, 2014, at her home.

She was born March 13, 1934, in Martinsville, the daughter of Thomas and Opal (Schoolcraft) McDaniel. They preceded her in death.

Laverne was raised in Brown County and was a 1952 graduate of Van Buren High School. She was a cheerleader for their basketball team.

She began her career working at J.C. Penney in Columbus. She retired from Arvin Industries after 44 years of service. Most of those years she worked in payroll at the 17th Street location of Arvinal. Many employees have said Laverne was the prettiest girl to have worked at the plant and she would stop the presses when walking through the factory to collect time cards.

Laverne enjoyed traveling with her husband, Joe, to places she had never seen before, especially the Rocky Mountains, going on cruises and vacationing with her grandchildren in Florida. She was a huge fan of Joe’s senior softball games, hunting mushrooms and sports cars. Laverne enjoyed staying in shape by line dancing four days a week, walking and Pilates. People were amazed at how adept she was at raising flowers around the house, with neighbors stopping by to admire them. She enjoyed watching basketball games, especially IU and her son, Randy, at Brown County High School where he was part of the 1976 team that won the regional championship. Laverne enjoyed watching her son, Ric, play guitar in his bluegrass band. When her boys were young, they played in The Hedrick Boys Bluegrass Band with their cousins. Laverne followed the band all over the area.

She was a beautiful, outgoing, caring woman who was always smiling. She was a strong Christian woman who read her Bible daily. She attended Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Nashville. She loved little kids, especially her grandchildren.

Laverne raised her two sons, Ric and Randy Hedrick, near Story while married to Ted Hedrick. She and her husband of 24 years, Joe Andrew, presently lived in Columbus. She belonged to Total Fitness Club, Topps Club and Mill Race Community Center.

Survivors include, her husband, Joe K. Andrew I of Columbus; sons, Ric (Charmaine) Hedrick and Randy (Vicki) Hedrick, all of Brown County; stepchildren, Charlotte Weiske and Joe (Alyssa) Andrew II of Greenwood; grandchildren, Justin Hedrick, Amber (Kevin) Hill, Sara (Andy) Brandstatter, Jaclyn Hedrick and Sara, Mike and Matt Weiske; and great-grandchildren, Cole and Dalton Hedrick and Kaleigh and Wylan Hill.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12 at Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East, with David Hays officiating, burial will follow in Christiansburg Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11 and one hour before the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Parkview Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 96, Nashville, IN 47448.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com.

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  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould