Shaylee Nicole Bedward-Downs
Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home
950 N. Main St
Nappanee, IN

Shaylee Nicole Bedward-Downs, 27, of Nappanee, died at 9:19 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at her residence after a long journey with cancer.

She was born Jan. 3, 1994, in South Bend to Ron and Nelda (Troyer) Bedward.

Shaylee lived most of her life in Nappanee. She was a 2012 graduate of NorthWood High School and graduated from Indiana University in 2016. She lived in Kansas City, Missouri, after college where she worked at Cerner Health Care IT. On May 15, 2021, she married Evan Downs.

Surviving are her husband, Evan; parents, Ron and Nelda Bedward, Nappanee; sister, Mikayla Bedward, Nappanee; grandfather, Robert Bedward Sr., Wakarusa; grandparents, Loren and Erma Troyer, Nappanee; and mother-in-law, Brenda Downs, Rochester. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James Downs.

An open house visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Nappanee Missionary Church followed by Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. Mark Mikel will officiate.

Shaylee was an animal lover and memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Societies of Elkhart, Fulton or Monroe counties.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Published by The Elkhart Truth on Nov. 30, 2021.
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Shaylee was an incredible person, and I'm so happy that she was in my life. She made work so enjoyable. My thoughts and prayers to the Bedward/Downs family
Justin Flor
December 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss. A child is a child no matter how old they get. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paula Torpy ( Mitchell)
December 2, 2021
Ron, Nelda, and all of Shaylee's family,
Sending my sincerest condolences to each of your family upon reading of Shaylee's 'home going'. May you feel God's arms of love and grace around you as you walk this difficult path.
Verlyn Reinhardt Reinhardt
December 1, 2021
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