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Sylvia E Bedford

August 29, 1916 — October 8, 2014

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY  October 8, 2014            Sylvia E. Bedford, age 98, of Forksville, PA went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Dar-Way Elder Care with her loving family at her side.            Sylvia was born August 29, 1916 a daughter of the late Carlton and Lavinna Caseman Kilmer.  She graduated from the Estella High School and married Merton E. Bedford on July 3, 1935.  They were married for fifty-nine years.  They lived on the family farm in Elkland Township working side by side to make a life for themselves and their four sons, while caring for Merton’s parents, Oscar & Mattie.  She and Merton were also parents of several special foster children.            When Sylvia was a member of the Estella Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school and sang in the Choir.  At the time of her death she was a member of St. Peter’s Church of Christ.  She also attended the First Church of Jesus Christ in Forksville.            Sylvia so loved and enjoyed family and friends and her life as a wife, mother and homemaker.  She loved music and playing the piano and organ.  She was a gifted singer and seamstress and won many ribbons at the Sullivan County Fair for her beautiful crocheted items.  Sylvia is survived by: Sons:  Harold of Laceyville, PA, Carl and (Audrey) of Mehoopany, PA, Boyd and (Debra) of Forksville, PA and Bruce of St. Paul, MN; and a daughter-in-law Glenda Bush of Laceyville. Grandchildren: Carla and (Larry) Severs and Darnell and (Edward) Husted, children of Harold and Glenda; Michael and (Siobhan) Bedford and Dawn Mattice, children of Carl and Audrey; Kevin and (Marjean) Bedford, Lorin and (Kim) Bedford, Stephen and (Ronda) Bedford, and Aaron and (Tina) Bedford, children of Boyd and Susan; and Christopher Bedford, son of Bruce and Kay.  Seventeen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews  Brothers:  Robert Woodhead and (Joan) of Forksville, PA and Lee and (Peggy) Woodhead of Montoursville, PA  Brother-in-law: Sam Valenza, Moorpark, CA and Sisters-in-Law: Louise Woodhead, Forksville, PA and Florence Kilmer, Grandview, MO            Sylvia was predeceased by her husband, Merton: brothers:  Alpheus Kilmer and Leslie Woodhead; sisters: Lanonna who died in childhood and Myrna Woodhead Valenza; step-father Francis Woodhead; and daughters-in-laws:  June, Carol, Susan and Kay.            Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 11th 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA with the Rev. David C. Hart, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Township.            Friends may call at the Homer funeral home on Friday, Oct. 10th 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and on Saturday, from 12:00 Noon to the time of the service.            The family will provide the flowers and ask that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Eldredsville Fire Co, 402 Rte. 4007, Forksville, PA 18616            To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sylvia E Bedford, please visit our flower store.


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