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Brenda Louise BlairPassing: December 1, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home


Saturday, December 4th @ 10:30 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, December 3rd @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, December 4th

BEDFORD – Brenda Louise Blair, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 2, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Homer and Audrey Evalou (Williams) Root.  She married James Lyle Blair, Jr. May 26, 1972.

Brenda was a homemaker, a graduate of Bedford High School, and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.  She was an avid reader, and cared for her grandchildren while they were growing up.

Surviving:           husband, Jim Blair of Bedford

                            children, Brian Edward (Rachel) Terry of  Shoals                                        

                                           Barry (Patty) Terry of Livonia

                                           Beth Terry of Mitchell

                                           Jaime (Steve) Grissom of Mitchell

                                            seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren

                                            one great-grandchild, nine step great-grandchildren

                                            two step great-great-grandchildren

                                sister,  Nancy Jones of Columbus

Her parents; granddaughter, Leena Grissom; and siblings, Billy Root, Vernon Root, and Danny Root, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 4, 2021
    Dear Jim & all families - so sorry for your loss of such a sweet lady & companion.. Brenda was always so sweet & a joy to work with all thru our kids growing up years.. May The Good Lord hold you all in His Hands of peace..
  2. Guest: Deb Eggeman | French Lick, IN
    Date: December 3, 2021
    Brenda’s family is in our prayers for peace and comfort.
  3. Guest: Marilyn Stafford | Columbus IN
    Date: December 2, 2021
    Prayers for the family. So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was not a blood sister, but I loved her just as if she were. I will miss our times together at her favorite places to visit. Rest in peace sweet Brenda, till we meet again.
  4. Guest: Helen Blair | Phoenix, Arizona
    Date: December 2, 2021
    Love and prayers being sent. Rest in peace Brenda, you raised a great family to carry on your traditions and memories. Its time to rest in the arms of Jesus. The next time we see you, we will all be young, healthy and whole. Prayers being sent to help Jim & the family through this difficult time.
  5. Guest: Dana Clague | Conroe
    Date: December 1, 2021
    I cannot help but remember all the times we first cousins did things together as we were growing up. Nancy, Jim, Brian, Berry, Beth, Jamie and all of Brenda's grandkids, great grandkids and great great grandkids are all in my prayers. I pray for God to give you all strength and comfort you.
  6. Guest: Dawn karalfa | Jeffersonville, in
    Date: December 1, 2021
    Sorry for your loss.your in my prayers
  7. Guest: Doel and Keri Baughman | Henderson, Tn
    Date: December 1, 2021
    Please know your family will be in our prayers. We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Doel and Keri Baughman
  8. Guest: Rennie & Mike Bowling | Mitchell, In
    Date: December 1, 2021
    Love you Jaime .