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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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  • November 21
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road