Obituary - Hildred (Spray) Buchholz


Nadine Buchholz of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 16, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 9, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Hobert and Jennie (White) Spray. She married Robert A. Bucholz on October 24, 1946, and he died on May 11, 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Janice L.) Cain, of Bedford, IN; and two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Dorothy) Mallat and Mrs. Paul E. (Mary Catherine) Martin, both of Bedford, IN; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband and one granddaughter.

She taught art in schools in Florida, Ohio, and Indiana for thirty years, retiring in 1985. A 1944 graduate of Shawswick High School, she Indiana Central College, and received a B.S. in Education from Indiana University and a Masters in Education. She was a member of Erie United Methodist Church (organist and choir director), Delta Kappa Gamma Omicron Chapter president for three years, Bedford Department Club Garden Division (officer), Flatwood Neighborhood Club, Indiana Retired Teachers' Association (served on several state committees), and Lawrence county retired Teachers' Association (president and membership committee). She was an avid gardener, specializing in iris and hemericalus breeding and garden design, and a member of the African Violet Society of America.

Services for Nadine Buchholz will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 20th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dr. Philip Klinger and the Rev. Sandy Harlan officiating. Burial will follow in Erie United Methodist Church Cemetery.