Blanche Johanne Bedell


Blanche Johanne Bedell, 83, of Fairfield Glade, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, at Cumberland House in Crossville.
She was born March 31, 1936, in Lock Haven, PA, daughter of the late Myrl Crandall Eckert and Edna May (Hickman) Eckert.
Johanne worked as an electrical engineer. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be truly missed by her family.
She is survived by her sons, Mark Saxe, Charles Saxe and Jim Saxe, all of California; stepson, Mike Bedell (Patty) of California; stepdaughter, Sheila Bedell of Virginia; grandchildren, Houston and Kathleen; and step-granddaughter, Emily Bedell.
In addition to her parents, Johanne is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Frank Bedell Sr.; and brother, Paul Eckert.
Service and burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. EDT at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Thomas Schneider officiating.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. ( was in charge of the arrangements.
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Published on September 9, 2019
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