ELLSWORTH S. "BUD" BODIE JR., 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center surrounded by the family he loved. Born Nov. 18, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Ellsworth S. Bodie Sr. and Hazel V. (Lorr) Bodie. Bud is a Korean War U.S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from North Side High School and Purdue University. He was a pharmacist at Buschbaums, Chronisters, Medical Clinic Apothecary and Keltsch Pharmacy. He loved his dogs, golfing, flying, taking his family waterskiing and fishing, and watching Purdue football. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Verna Marie (Buschbaum) Bodie of Fort Wayne; son, Jeffrey Bodie of Fort Wayne; daughter, Christine Bodie of West Liberty, Ohio; daughter, Linda (James) Benjamin of Spencerville; brother, Tom Bodie of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Terri Best of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, Trent Bodie, Chad Bodie, Kayla Karns, Ben Bodie, and Christine Lauer; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Bodie; brothers William Bodie and Jack Bodie; sister, Virginia Wheeler; and granddaughter, Susan. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Covington Memorial Gardens, 8408 Covington Road. Calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 30, 2013