Obituary: Sharon Lee Ducate Bedinger


Sharon Lee Ducate Bedinger, 80, of Carmel, passed away Feb. 25. She was born on Nov. 2, 1936, in Shreveport, La., to the late Jack and Lena Hogan Ducate.

Sharon taught sixth grade at Carmel Middle School before retiring in 1998. She also volunteered at Carmel St.Vincent hospital.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her son, Brian Kelley. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, David Bedinger; twin sister, Shirley; brother, Doug (Judy); children, Keith (Lorri); daughter Paige (Rob); daughter-in-law Debbie; stepson Tom; grandchildren, Matt, Andy, Brooke, Zack, Bronson, Jacob and Zane and great-grandchild, Logan.

Family and friends will gather from 4 to 7 p.m. March 2 at Church at the Crossing, 9111 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 10 a.m. March 3 in the church. A private burial for the family will follow in Farley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests in memory of Sharon, donations to Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, a scholarship fund has been established in her honor. Visit for more information.


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