James Marion "Cedar" Edelen, 86, of Bardstown died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Robley Rex V.A. Medical Center in Louisville. He was born Nov. 14, 1927, in Bardstown. He was owner of Red Cedar Products, Inc. and Partner with Red Cedar Truck Lines, employee of Heaven Hill Distilleries, attended St. Joseph Prep, a Word War II veteran, a member of the American Legion, a member of Kentucky Forest Industries Association and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wathen Edelen; his parents, Miles and Rose Edelen; three brothers, Bobby Edelen, Charles Edelen and Paul Edelen; and five sisters, Nelson Hite, Loretta Blair, Marty Spalding, Dot Wagoner and Eva Brown.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara (Emile) Hawkins, Kathy (Paul) Brotzge, Martha (Jeff) Soley, all of Louisville, and Trudi (Chris) Muller, of New Jersey; a sister, Lila (Gerald) Farnsworth, of Bardstown; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at St. Thomas Catholic Church with burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Hopper will be officiating.
Visitation will be 2-8 pm Monday, April 28, and 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Barlow Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may go to St. Thomas Catholic Church and Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.). Barlow Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.