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Anne Bedenbaugh Shealy, 88, widow of Heyward Glenn Shealy, of Little Mountain, died Wednesday, March 23, 2021, at her home surrounded by her daughters.

Born August 5, 1932, in Prosperity, South Carolina, her parents were the late Dhent Asbury Bedenbaugh and the late Laurie Dennis Bedenbaugh. Mrs. Shealy was a graduate of Prosperity High School and earned a BS Degree in Commerce from Winthrop College. Before her marriage she was employed with the District Manager of Palmetto Theatre Company in Columbia and the Savannah River Plant (Dupont) in Aiken. After marrying and relocating to Little Mountain, she was employed with Farm Bureau in Newberry and retired from Mid-Carolina High School in Prosperity. Between employments she was a homemaker and a mother to her children.

Her faith journey began at Zion United Methodist Church in Prosperity. As their children grew she and Heyward transferred their memberships to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Mountain. She was an active member there belonging to the WELCA Cooper Fuller Circle, the Happy Mountaineers, and serving faithfully in the choir for over 40 years. She enjoyed shagging and line dancing with the Happy Feet Line Dancers and the Lake Murray Line Dancers. She was an especially loving and giving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always desired to attend the activities of her grandchildren, never without a listening ear and an encouraging word. Her sweet spirit and cute sense of humor blessed all who knew her.

Surviving are her daughters and their spouses, Laurie (Bobby) Chapman of Little Mountain, Wanda (Fred) Andrieni of Atlanta, Georgia and daughter-in-law, Megan Shealy of Little Mountain. Her six grandchildren are Anna (Evan) Johnson of Saint Augustine, Florida, Robert (Tara) Chapman, Alaina Shealy, Rachel Shealy and Jacob Shealy all of Little Mountain and Brittany Andrieni of Atlanta. She leaves behind her two much adored great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Cameron Johnson of Saint Augustine. Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Alice Faye Bedenbaugh (Bob) Shealy and brother-in-law, Rodney (Margaret) Epting all of Prosperity and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Glenn Heyward Shealy. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Dennis Bedenbaugh, Jimmy Bedenbaugh and Harold Bedenbaugh, a sister, Merle Bedenbaugh Epting and sister-in-law, Eula Bedenbaugh. Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law of Wilmington, Delaware, Otis and Harriet Shealy, predeceased her as well.

Words cannot express the appreciation of those whose hands and hearts touched mom during this final journey of her life. Johnnie, Judy, Amy, Anita, Alison, Marilyn, and Becky. She loved and enjoyed each one of you. Also, our family extends our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at Amedisys Hospice – Avis, Ellie and Krista.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church conducted by the Reverend Brett Collins. Internment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Chapman, Fred Andrieni, Robert Chapman, Jacob Shealy, Evan Johnson and Malcolm Shealy.

The family is at her residence and will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Friday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in Newberry. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, PO Box 186, Little Mountain, SC 29075 or Zion United Methodist Church Music Fund, 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127.



#25 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-04-08 18:33
I am deeply sorry for my belated condolences due to personal illness. Mrs. Anne was a lovely Christian lady. She went about her ways with a quietness but her life of family and Faith spoke loud. She was always kind to my family and me and was welcoming when I attended functions at her Church. Again I offer my apologies for the lateness in my tribute. May your memories of her be filled through a life well lived. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#24 Dorothy and Pat Long 2021-03-26 19:10
We are so very sorry to hear of Miss Ann’s passing. She was such a sweet delightful lady! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed! We love y’all!
#23 Kim Derrick 2021-03-26 17:41
Shealy Family,
We are so sorry for this tremendous loss to your family. I always enjoyed my years sitting by her in our church choir. Even after I stopped after having children she and I always spoke when she came around the church corner to where we all congregated after services. In this past year we lost our stalwart choir members of Mrs. Caroline, Mrs. Bettie, and now Mrs. Anne. Those were some wonderful memories for me personally.
Laurie and Bobby your family became part of ours during all the years when Breanne babysat Anna and Robert whom she absolutely adored ! Slap most seems like yesterday but now they’re all married with their own families. We are fortunate in that. Please know we love each of you and you’ll be in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to honor your mom.
May God provide the comfort you need at this time and going forward.
Love, hugs and prayers to ALL.

Kim & Ashleigh
Breanne, Jeremy & Aubree
#22 Karen Davis 2021-03-26 12:58
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Anne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the difficult days ahead.
Karen and Warren Davis
#21 Cindy Lindler 2021-03-26 03:51
Laurie, Bobby and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
#20 Harold Fulmer 2021-03-25 16:57
We were deeply sadden to hear of Anne’s passing. Pray our loving Heavenly Father will give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Harold & Ola Mae Fulmer
#19 Jonell Shealy 2021-03-25 14:13
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember her for her Lemon Pie. They were always the very best and she would always say I don"t know if it will be good Praying for you
#18 Madison Chapman 2021-03-25 12:52
To the family of Ms. Anne,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I pray that he wraps his arms around you all and gives you all strength and comfort as well. I enjoyed spending time with Ms. Anne. She was the sweetest and was always a joy to be around.
#17 Jeff S Murray 2021-03-25 10:46
What a sweet lady Ms Anne is. Although I wasn't around much I always remembered cutting up with her teasing about courting her. LOL I always loved talking with her. Now she resides with Jesus and she is fully restored to her witty beautiful self. Until we meet in heaven Ms. Anne I will miss you but will look forward to reuniting with you. Prayers to all of the family.
#16 Rhonda Lindler 2021-03-25 10:33
We so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Rhonda and Billy Lindler
#15 Susan Cousins Richar 2021-03-25 10:25
I’m sorry, to here of Anna passing. She was a very sweet lady. Mother and daddy, thought the world of her and your father Heyward. I remember going to there wedding as a very young girl. My prayers are with all of you.
#14 Sally Huffstetler 2021-03-25 09:58
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Anne's passing. She was such a sweet soul. Prayers for you all during this time.
#13 John V Pugh 2021-03-25 09:45
Having grown up within a mile of Anne's family, I have known her all my life. Becky and I extend Christian Love and support to her family.
John & Becky Pugh
#12 Drucie Eaddy 2021-03-25 09:12
As long as I can remember, Anne has been my friend. We grew up together in Zion and O"neal and Prosperity Schools. I fondly remember her riding us around in the A Model, riding the train to Lake Junaluska and much more. I mourn her loss along with you who were so dearly loved by her. Drucie Connelly Eaddy
#11 Ruth Boozer 2021-03-25 08:41
I was sorry to learn of Mrs. Anne's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ruth Adams Boozer
#10 Bruce Mayer 2021-03-25 08:19
Anne was so special to Dad & our family.
Our love & prayers for the entire family. Heaven certainly gained an angel.
Bruce & Kathy Mayer & family.
#9 Teresa Portwood 2021-03-25 06:16
Shealy Family,
I am very sorry for your loss.Our mothers enjoyed their years singing in the choir.It was common for Ms.Anne to visit my mom and bring her her a meal when she returned home from the hospital.Bless you and all the caregivers for giving your love and time to see her through! Take care!
#8 Barbara McCormick 2021-03-24 20:08
I am so very sorry to hear of Anne’s passing, She was an important part of our Silver Lining Club at Leeza’s Care Connection. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with Laurie and all of Anne’s family.

Marti Colucci, Kena Dill and Barbara McCormick
#7 Bruce Mayer 2021-03-24 19:05
We sure loved and will miss Anne. She has meant so much to our family over the years.
Blessings and prayers for Wanda, Laurie - and Anne’s entire wonderful family.
Heaven certainly has gained an angel...
Bruce & Kathy Mayer & family
#6 Kay C. Richardson 2021-03-24 17:16
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at the loss of your loved one. Kay & Wayne Richardson
#5 Jackie RIDDLE 2021-03-24 16:35
Mike and I are very Sorry for your loss! Mrs. Ann was a very special Lady. Our thoughts and PRAYERS are with Y’all!
#4 Millie Livingston 2021-03-24 15:50
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Anne's passing. She was always a sweet lady with a kind word for everyone. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Millie & Phil Livingston
#3 Harriett Riddle 2021-03-24 13:01
so sorry to hear of Anne s passing, she was a sweet lady.sympathy to all the family. my prayers are with all.
#2 Jackie Haltiwanger 2021-03-24 12:45
Laurie, Wanda, Megan and Families, Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy. Jackie
#1 Doug Hipp 2021-03-24 12:40
To the family of Ms. Anne,
We offer you our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug and Pam Hipp