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Marian E. Bedell, 86, of Jacksonville, FL., passed away Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at her residence. Marian was born in Tampa, FL. on January 26, 1926, the daughter of the late James Hinson and Willie Mae (Joiner) Wood. While residing in Merritt Island, she worked at the Kennedy Space Center on the Gemini Program and volunteered for the American Red Cross. She relocated to Daytona Beach where she worked for the Daytona Beach News Journal as a switchboard operator for many years. She is survived by: daughters, Marian (Jeanie) Warner of Jacksonville, FL. and Deborah Star Worrell of Virginia Beach,VA.; brother, James H. Wood of Holly Hill, FL.; grandchildren, Patrick (Brianna) Worrell and Joyce Rand; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William C. Wood and grandson, Christopher Worrell. Visitation was held Thursday, November 15, at 1:00 PM followed by services 2:00 PM at Pinello Funeral Home, 1036 Derbyshire Rd., Daytona Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross and/or FC No More Homeless Pets, 6817 Norwood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208. Arrangements are entrusted to Altman-Long Funeral Home, DeBary, FL. 386-668-8880.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 15, 2012