Lori Lynn (Caldwell) Bearden, age 58, a life-long resident of Elwood, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021, at her residence following a brief illness. Lori was born in Elkhart, IN on July 10, 1962. She was the daughter of Willie Caldwell, Jr. and Linda (Groover) Fogle.
A 1980 graduate of Elwood Community High School, Lori was formerly employed by Huntington Bank and served as an assistant to the Elwood Planning Commissioner. She enjoyed helping people and volunteered her time at the George Morrisett Center food pantry. She was a free-spirit who never met a stranger, loved people for who they were, not for what they did, and loved spending time with her beloved family and friends.
Lori is survived by her mother, Linda (Bob) Fogle of Winamac, IN; son, Jesse Bearden (girlfriend Whitney Sprague) of Elwood; sister, Shelly (Sam) Tragesser of Windfall; grandmother, Margaret Groover; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind her beloved pets, dog Bella and cats Orien & Shaysha. Lori was preceded in death by her father, Willie Caldwell; grandfather, Had Groover; and grandparents, Willie & Mildred Caldwell; and Jesse's father, John Bearden of Ponca City, OK.
Dunnichay Funeral Home is honored to carry out Lori's wishes and once again serve the Bearden-Caldwell families. Visitation time for family and friends will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday June 9, 2021, at the Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the George Morrisett Center or the Elwood Animal Shelter. Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com