Patty J. Bodenhorn


Patty J. Bodenhorn, 69, of Beverly Hills, Fla, died Oct. 13, 2012. Mrs. Bodenhorn was born Jan. 23, 1943, in Shelbyville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Dale and Pearl (Chappolow) Shepple.

The family moved to a large farm in Pendleton when she was 4 years old. Farm life was tough, but she would not have traded those years for anything. She learned good work ethics and how to have fun with what God provided. They regularly attended a Quaker Church located on the farm grounds. She graduated from Pendleton High in 1961 and soon married Franklin E. Bodenhorn.

They moved to Anderson, where they purchased their first home and began a family. In 1985, they moved to Florida due to her husband's health issues. She worked at the Florida Power Credit Union for over a year and then began working for the health care center at Brentwood, starting as a dietary aide and then advanced to dietary manager.

Mrs. Bodenhorn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin E. Bodenhorn; and daughter, Jacqueline Bodenhorn.

Survivors include a grandson, Shane Bodenhorn; great-grandson, Daniel Bodenhorn; great-granddaughter, Lillian Bodenhorn; sister, Sue Box of Anderson; sister-in-law, Jody Graham; several nieces; nephews; and special friend, Sue Korman of Crystal River, Fla.

The Service of Remembrance will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness, Fla. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m until the time of service, Thursday at the Beverly Hills Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to the family at