BREEDING, Mary Elizabeth (Brickey)

Date of birth: 17 Sep 1906 Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 7 Jan 2004 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, January 8, 2004

Mary Elizabeth Breeding
      Mary Elizabeth (Brickey) Breeding, 97, died 
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at her residence in Franklin.  
She was a former resident of Edinburgh.
      She was born Sept. 17, 1906, in Edinburgh.  Her 
parents were Charles William and Martha Ann 
(Campbell) Brickey.  She married Earl Theodore 
Breeding on March 4, 1926, in Edinburgh.  He 
preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1992.  Survivors
include a daughter, Wilma L. Bingham of Franklin; 
seven grandchildren, David Bingham of Chicago, 
Daniel Bingham, Debi Macy, Marcia Smurthwaite 
and Karen Devalal, all of Franklin, Joe Vandivier 
of Bloomington and Donna Richards of Nineveh; 
13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 
and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded 
in death by a son, Donald Dale Breeding; a daughter, 
Patricia Ann Vandivier; two brothers, Ira and Arthur 
Brickey; and two sisters, Eva Brickey and Letha 
Shoemaker.
      She attended Edinburgh High School.
      She was a homemaker and a clerk for Lords 
Dress Shop in Franklin.  She was also employed by 
Jay C Grocery Store in Franklin.
      She was a member of Edinburgh United Methodist 
Church before transferring to Grace United Methodist 
Church in Franklin where she was a member of 
Crusaders Sunday School class.
      She enjoyed reading, needlepoint, crocheting and 
jigsaw puzzles.
      The Rev. Glen Beck will conduct a service at 1 p.m. 
Saturday at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home, 951 N. 
Main St. in Franklin.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 
p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial will be at 
Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care 
Hospice Foundation, 8325 S. Emerson Ave., Suite B1, 
Indianapolis, IN 46237; or Grace United Methodist 
Church, 1300 E. Adams St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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