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Edith 'Cleo' Bradshaw Perlee

Edith ‘Cleo’ Bradshaw Perlee

June 29, 1922-Jan. 17, 2022


Edith “Cleo” Bradshaw Perlee, 99, a former Colfax resident, died Jan. 17, 2022, at Homewood Healthcare, Lebanon.

She was born June 29, 1922, in Clinton County, Indiana, to Thomas and Edith (Goodnight) Smith. She married Addison Junior Bradshaw on May 5, 1941. He preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1978. She then married Marion Perlee on March 23, 1991. He preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2002.

Cleo was a 1940 graduate of Scircleville High School. She was a homemaker and worked in the school cafeteria in Colfax and Little Jefferson. She also worked at the Colfax Meat Locker. She was a member of the Colfax Christian Church for over 50 years. She was also a member of Dorcas Society and Clinton County Campers.

Cleo enjoyed traveling, gardening and canning, crafts and loved to tell her life story. She was proud that all three of her children were still married to their original spouses and all married over 50 years. Cleo was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a wonderful friend to many. She will be greatly missed by all She is survived by son James L. “Jim” (Sandra) Bradshaw of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Judith A. “Judy” (Steve) Miller of Foley, Alabama, and Janice E. “Jan” Crouch of Thorntown; two step-sons, Daniel (Tressa) Perlee of Kirklin and Larry (Tresa) Perlee of Frankfort; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her spouses, she was preceded in death by step-daughter Ollie Perlee; six brothers; two sisters; and son-in-law David Crouch.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Paul Del Valley will officiate. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.

Memorial donations may be made to Colfax Christian Church, 314 S. Clark St., Colfax, IN 46035. 

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