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J. William Bagley

  • "Prayers for all those left behind. I worked for Bill many..."
    - Nancy (Schwab) Timpe

J. William "Bill" Bagley

99, of Shelbyville, formerly of Indianapolis and Bradenton, Florida, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.

Bill was born September 26, 1914, in Herrick Township, Pennsylvania; he was the son of Boyd O. and Kathryn P. (Woodburn) Bagley. He married Monica C. Mahoney, and she preceded him in death in 1968. On June 16, 1973, he married Kathleen A. (Oates) Sanders, and she preceded him in death on May 19, 2010.

He is survived by his sons, Vincent (wife, Sue) Sanders of Greenfield, Russ (wife, June) Sanders of Carmel and Scott (wife, Teresia) Sanders of Indianapolis; daughters, Margaret (husband, Sam) Tedrowe of Indianapolis, Nancy (husband, Mark) McNeely of Shelbyville and Kathie (husband, Mike) Scherrer of Fishers; son-in-law, Richard Harris of Avon; daughter-in-law, Sara (husband, Ed) Moody of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Holland "Dutch" (wife, Jeanette) Oates of Appleton, Wisconsin; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and loving caregiver, Ann Whitlow of Shelbyville.

Bill was also preceded in death by his daughter, Mary C. Harris; son, James Edward "Jim" Sanders; brother, Harold Bagley and sisters, Maxine Goodrich and Marie Harbst.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Bill was an investment broker for Raffensperger & Hughes for 40 years, retiring in 1989.

He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award on September 26, 2004. Bill enjoyed the Indianapolis Indians.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel , 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 p.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 125 E. Broadway St. in Shelbyville, with Father Aaron Pfaff officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 10, 2013
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