Born June 7, 1946, in Cardwell, Mo., daughter of the late T.R. "Pete" and Maybelle Bridges Vance, she was a 1964 graduate of Cardwell High School.
On Oct. 23, 1965, in St. Louis, she married Leo Darrell Bedwell, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Tim Bedwell and wife, Paula, of Pevely, Mo.; one daughter, Sandy Marty and husband, Chuck, of Arnold, Mo.; five sisters, Lorene "Dink" McKinney, of Sims, Ark., Pearlie Daulton, of Little Rock, Ark., Shirley Mazenko, of Kenosha, Wis., Ann Crabtree, of Amory, Miss., and Rutha Bishop, of Columbia, Ill. and four grandchildren, Amanda, Aaron, Brandon and Melissa.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Perry "Buster" Vance, William "Bud" Vance and Donald "Sam" Vance.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, at the Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis.
Burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at St. Louis.
Pallbearers were Butch, Rick and David Bedwell, Andre Glaser, Jeremy Byington and Craig Alan Jones.