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Charles Byron "Charley" Bedinger
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1893
Ridge Farm
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1962
Taney County
Missouri, USA

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:


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. 
Ozarks Memorial Park
Taney County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Secton 4, Row 6 (Soldiers' Circle)
Created by: Dorothea Bedinger Clymer
Record added: Jun 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27323117
Charles Byron Charley Bedinger
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Charles Byron Charley Bedinger
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Plot:Section 10, row 6 from East, N. to S.
 Added: Oct. 30, 2008

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