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Anita MayhughPassing: January 14, 2021


Mitchell Cemetery

Memorial Service

Friday, June 4th @ 11:00 a.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, June 4th @10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday June 4th @ 11:00 a.m.

BEDFORD Anita Mayhugh, 79, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital from complications due to COVID and pneumonia.

Born February 11, 1941, in Danville, Kentucky, she was the only child of Reverend Mark and Louise (Loyd) Hamilton.  Anita married Chuck Mayhugh in 1961, and they lived in Colorado prior to Anita moving to Bedford, Indiana to care for her parents.

Preceding her in death is her father, Mark Hamilton in 2003, and her mother, Louise Hamilton, just a few months ago, on September 11, 2020.

Anita is survived by her daughters, Chiquita (Mark) Evert and Marquita (Ben) Romero; grandchildren, Kathy (Joey) Anguiano of Fort Collins, Colorado, Tori (Will) Mckechnie of Windsor, Colorado, Nikki (Ray) Ortiz of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Devyn Ewert of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Trevor Ewert of Prior Lake, Minnesota.  She is survived by great-grandsons, Dylan Romero, Izais Anguiano and Westin Mckechnie.

Anita will be deeply missed by all who knew her and she will forever be in our hearts.  A special thank you to the staff at IU Paoli, IU Bedford, and IU Bloomington Hospitals for taking excellent care of her and also extending compassion to her daughters in this difficult time.

Due to COVID, a memorial service will be held at a later date when it is safe for us to gather.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 4, at Mitchell Cemetery. Pastors Ken Bushey, Duane Brown, and Reno Bates will officiate. Her daughters, Chiquita Ewert and Marquita Romero, will do the eulogy. A reception and luncheon will follow at the Momentum Community Church.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the cemetery.

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28 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jane Copher | BEDFORD
    Date: May 20, 2021
    I was in Walmart today in the garden center waiting to check-out when I noticed a wreath with Anita's picture. I was very sad to learn of her passing. I always used come in and out of that entrance and always looked forward to seeing Anita and really enjoyed chatting with her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
  2. Guest: Garry Pate | Mitchell
    Date: February 4, 2021
    Carolyn and I have wonderful memories of Anita as she carefully care for her mother. Also, Anita sought to attend church regularly even though Louise sometimes choose to attend another church. Anita seemed to adjust as needed. Anita's passing shocked us.
  3. Guest: Charlotte Vest | Chesapeake, Virginia
    Date: January 24, 2021
    I just learned of Anita's passing. She was such a good friend. When I lived in Indiana I would go visit my mom and on Monday's there would be 4-5 of us that would go to Golden Corral. I will miss her. I loved her, and she will be missed. RIP Anita.
  4. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: January 21, 2021
    Always enjoyed speaking with her. Seems to me ole #1026 was always giving her the run a/the round, and at 79!. She did it easily! Prayers to all.
  5. Guest: Merándose Henderson | Bedford In
    Date: January 21, 2021
    Anita was a sweet woman that will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family Steve, Meranda, Kaya Henderson Dulcie Wade Jonus and Airi Wade
  6. Guest: Ronda Hillenburg | Norman indiana
    Date: January 20, 2021
    Anita was like a Mother to me we always would have talks about things my mom would say and do and what her mom would do I am going to miss this lady we been together a long time I was hopeing it was going to be even longer but she is in heaven now visiting her Dad and Mom even with her age she could outwork most of the boys in Lawn &Garden this summer is going to be a hard one love you Anita
  7. Guest: Tammy Bailey | Bedford IN
    Date: January 20, 2021
    I walked into Walmart last night and saw a memorial they had set up for your mom. I was so surprised and very sad to hear of her passing. I very much enjoyed getting to know her and your sweet family when I was at Stonebridge. Please accept my sincere condolences!
  8. Guest: Alice Reath | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 19, 2021
    I just learned of Anita's passing and am so shocked and saddened...had no idea she was ill...she and Mrs. Hamilton were long time neighbors to my mother in the adjacent home behind them. I know the loving care she gave your grandmother looking after her for so many years....Anita and I had visited last fall "over the backyards" admiring her sugar maple and lilacs and talking about her next move since Mrs. Hamilton's passing. She was always kind and wise and full of energy...my heart is breaking for you all....Please take care.
  9. Guest: Teresa Lovell | BEDFORD
    Date: January 19, 2021
    I loved Anita & my heart is deeply saddened by her passing. She was wise, kind and spirited .Every encounter with her was a small adventure often ending with laughter and a hug. She meant alot of different things to a large number of people at 1026 and will be missed . Rest in peace my dear old friend.
  10. Guest: Linda Courson | Bedford ind
    Date: January 19, 2021
    I loved Anita. I met her at the old Walmart many years ago. We became friends. We shared family things . She was a good listener and although I don’t know her family I feel like I do. Our mothers were similar . Mine is 92. She always had a smile. I purposely went to lawn and garden because I knew my girls would be there. I missed going in and out that way because of covid. She had a particular way of checking me out. She almost knew what I bought ea week. Lots of pet supplies. I had no idea she had become ill. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Know she’s a bright light shining in heaven because she sure was on this earth. I miss her and know that she was loved by many.
  11. Guest: Geri James | Bedford IN
    Date: January 19, 2021
    Oh my I so hate to hear this. I so enjoyed seeing & talking with your Mom in the garden center! I sure will miss this sweet, straight to point lady 💕 I always looked for her when I would go in. So going to miss seeing her smile.
  12. Guest: Denny & Becky Ashley | Bedford
    Date: January 19, 2021
    Anita will be missed by so many! She was kind and caring. She loved her family and friends. RIP Sweet lady.
  13. Guest: Mary Hall | Bedford
    Date: January 19, 2021
    I'm so sad to hear of Anita's passing. She was a light to the world. She was a wonderful volunteer at the Bedford Public Library and happy to pitch in whenever we had a special project. I always enjoyed seeing her. My heart goes out to you all.
  14. Guest: Penny Prince | Bedford
    Date: January 19, 2021
    I am so sorry for the loss of Anita. She was such a good soul.
  15. Guest: Bernie & Shirley Layo | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 18, 2021
    To the family of Anita Maybsugh, My husband & I shop Walmart & when the Garden Center was opened - I spoke with this wonderful & friendly lady. She was so pleasant..we have all her family in our thoughts & prayers. Walmart has lost am wonderful employee. Fly with the angels...
  16. Guest: Deb Dunham and Josh Dunham | Bedford, IN
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Going to miss this feisty lady at work. Always had a smile and was eager to talk. She was so special. Prayers for her family.
  17. Guest: Chuck Mayhugh | Wellington, Colorado
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Anita remains in my memories and I will always remember her in my prayers.
  18. Guest: Marquita Romero | Fort Collins, Colorado
    Date: January 17, 2021
    It just doesn’t seem real..mom I went to Red Mountain yesterday and I could still feel you...we needed just one more walk at the yellow barn. I love you mom.
  19. Guest: Kelley Hicks | Springville
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Anita was a sweetheart. I loved going in Walmart talking to her. She will be missed dearly. Praying for the family.
  20. Guest: Ruth Peters | Mill Valley, CA
    Date: January 17, 2021
    My sympathies to the family for your loss. May happy memories of Anita bring you comfort.
  21. Guest: Nelsa King | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Great Lady, worked with her at Walmart for many years. She will be truely missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family
  22. Guest: Maria Tucker | Indiana
    Date: January 17, 2021
    She was a wonderful sweet woman, a great friend and a co worker. I love her so much, it saddens me to know she’s gone. I can’t wait to see her again. I love you Anita. Always have and always will.
  23. Guest: Sharon Brock | Medora, Indiana 47260
    Date: January 17, 2021
    I worked with Anita for several years at Walmart.what a wonderful lady classy and sassy.Her mom was a jewel also.So sorry for the family REST in PEACE Anita
  24. Guest: Linda Hawkins | Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Always enjoyed visiting with Anita. Fond memories sitting on Louise’s porch with Anita, Louise and Eva and just talking and watching traffic.
  25. Guest: Kay Conner | Bedford IN
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Anita was such a sweet lady. Always had a smile. She will be missed.
  26. Guest: Patty Sanders | Bedford Indiana
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Anita was my friend knew her Mom and Dad a long time she will be missed
  27. Guest: Sherrie Vogel | Bedford, indiana
    Date: January 17, 2021
    So many memories of this wonderful little lady! She was a big part of my life and one of my best friends. I can’t express how much my heart is breaking and how much she will be missed. I know she is in a beautiful place. God blessed her with a wonderful family and friends. Rest In Peace my special friend. You will forever be on my mind and in my heart!!!❤🕯
  28. Guest: Wayne Maynard | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 17, 2021
    Anita was the most kind person I’ve known for a long time, always laughing, always smiling. I miss her smile. Go rest high Sis !