Annabell Snader Bedi, 85, homemaker, hosted missionaries and those in need

By on June 25, 2014

Annabell Snader Bedi, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior June 20, 2014 at Bob Fryer & Family Care, Mount Joy.

Born January 9, 1929 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lily Wingenroth Snader. She was preceded in death by her husband William Bedi, Sr., who was stricken on their 63rd wedding anniversary and passed away two days later, March 27, 2008.

Annabell was a dedicated homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She loved reading her Bible and taught Sunday School in her younger years. Her spiritual gifts were teaching, giving, and hospitality. She enjoyed entertaining and serving meals to family and guests. Over the years she opened her home to missionaries on furlough, elderly widows, and families needing shelter. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster. Her children will remember her as a dedicated, loving, caring mother who was devoted to her family.

She was also preceded in death by six sisters: Florence Alexander, Josephine Sprecher, Doris Groff, Esther Baer, Pauline Ruhl, Miriam Kemp; and one great-grandchild. Surviving sisters are: Lois Eaby, Lillian Wiegand, and Gloria Nauman; and brothers: Samuel and James Snader.

Surviving are six children: Bonnie C., wife of Ken Siegrist, St. Petersburg, Fla., Paula L., wife of Randy J. Farlow, Denver, William Bedi, Jr., husband of Carol Bedi, Franklin, Tenn., Thomas E., husband of Nannette Bedi, Manheim, Phyllis E., wife of George Landis, Akron, Joseph S. Bedi, Manheim; 14 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Services were held June 24 at Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster, with Pastor Marvin E. Reich officiating. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in Annabell’s memory, be sent to Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster Mission Fund, 1899 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. For additional information or to send a condolence to the family, visit

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