Sharon Lee Ducate Bedinger, 80, of Carmel, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1936 in Shreveport, La., to the late Jack and Lena Hogan Ducate.

She taught sixth grade at Carmel Middle School before retiring in 1998. She also volunteered at Carmel St. Vincent hospital.

Survivors include her loving husband of 38 years, David Bedinger; twin sister, Shirley; brother, Doug (Judy); children, Keith (Lorri); daughter Paige (Rob); daughter-in-law Debbie; stepson Tom; grandchildren, Matt, Andy, Brooke, Zack, Bronson, Jacob and Zane and great-grandchild, Logan.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her son, Brian Kelley.

Family and friends are scheduled to gather 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Church at the Crossing, 9111 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, in the church. A private burial for the family will follow in Farley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests in memory of Sharon, donations to Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, a scholarship fund has been established in her honor. Please visit for more information on how to give and to share a memory and your condolence.

Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.