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Henry Bedar Jr., of Elkville

  • Henry Bedar, Jr., of Elkville

    Henry Bedar, Jr., of Elkville

updated: 3/5/2018 10:37 AM

Henry Bedar, Jr., 86, of Elkville, passed away at 2:10 a.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.

Henry had been a Standard Oil Jobber in Elkville for 25 years. He was a United States Army veteran. Henry was a 50-year member of the Christopher American Legion.

He was born September 14, 1931 at Christopher, the son of Henry and Carmen (Maniez) Bedar.

He married Clara Ruth Hill on April 23, 1955 at Pinckneyville and she preceded him in death on July 1, 1991.

He is survived by four children - Ross Bedar and wife Barb of Elkville; Lance Bedar and wife Julia of Elkville; Elise Nelson of Benton and Kirsten Bedar of Du Quoin, one sister - Margurite Matyi of Benton, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother - Rennie Bedar and two grandchildren.

Per Henry's request, cremation services were held. There will be no public visitation or funeral service.

Friends may make memorial to the Christopher American Legion and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin is in charge of arrangements. For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit