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Marvin E Bodine

August 30, 1917 — January 17, 2015

Marvin E. Bodine, age 97, of Covington passed away Saturday January 17, 2015 at Presence USMC, Danville. He was born August 20, 1917 in Wabash Township, Fountain County to Manford Paddy and Gertrude (Lewsader) Bodine. He married Dorothy Stine on May 15, 1942 in Danville, IN. She preceded him in death on July 26, 1997.

He is survived by a son Ed (Jan) Bodine of New Albany, IN, twin daughters, Bonnie (Laurence) Cole, and Connie (Richard) Hawthorne, both of Covington, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers.

Marvin spent his entire life teaching in the elementary schools of what is now the Covington Community School District. He taught the last one room school in Fountain County at White School in Wabash Township during the 1937 -1938 school year. He was a 1935 graduate of Perrysville High School and also had a masters degree from Indiana State University.

He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 with the 671st Topographic Engineers in the Pacific where he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Marvin had memberships in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disable American Veterans, Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Covington Friendship Circle Center.

A visitation will be conducted from 4:00 to 7:00 P. M. Monday at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 P. M Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the Shelby Funeral Home with Chaplain James Meyer and Rev. Stanley Hicks officiating. Military honors accorded by the Army and VFW. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family:
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