|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1893|
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1962|
Charles Byron Bedinger was the 11th of 14 children born to Claretta (Burton) and Joseph Bryant Bedinger. He moved to Wichita, Kansas as a young man, where he met and married Minnie Krieble. For many years he was the go-to person for family history and maintained a lively, informative correspondence with numerous nieces and nephews, generously assisting them in compiling their genealogy. He was possessed of a beautiful singing voice and entertained for several years before becoming an Ozarks radio personality. A gifted writer and poet, he penned this for his mother's funeral booklet:
GOD'S OWN FUNERAL GARDEN
The rose sends forth its fragrance,
The beauty is sublime;
We see it in its splendor,
In the morn of our springtime.
Kissed by dewy morning,
Caressed by sunset eve;
Sad is its departure,
When it droops and finally leaves.
We miss the wondrous fragrance
And the crimson color rare;
But in God's funeral garden,
'twill be waiting for us there.
No petals there have fallen,
No drooping or drowsy head;
But blooms afresh with fragrance,
In God's own funeral bed.
A pillow made of roses
And shrubs placed at our feet;
In God's own funeral garden,
In the land of blissful sleep.
Family pride and patriotism were hallmarks of his character and he was especially proud to have served his country as a Mess Sargeant in Company F, 139th Infantry in World War I.
Joseph Bryant Bedinger (1846 - 1918)
Claretta Burton Bedinger (1855 - 1928)
Minnie Krieble Bedinger (1896 - 1979)
Leah Bedinger (1875 - 1875)*
Daniel Bedinger (1878 - 1878)*
Bryant Joseph Bedinger (1879 - 1920)*
Martha Ellen Bedinger Burton (1880 - 1954)*
George W. Bedinger (1882 - 1953)*
John Thornhill Bedinger (1884 - 1954)*
Thomas Byron Bedinger (1891 - 1946)*
Charles Byron Bedinger (1893 - 1962)
Ozarks Memorial Park
Plot: Secton 4, Row 6 (Soldiers' Circle)
Created by: Dorothea Bedinger Clymer
Record added: Jun 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27323117
Thank you Charly!!!|
Added: Apr. 1, 2015
Plot:Section 10, row 6 from East, N. to S.|
Added: Oct. 30, 2008