Edith “Cleo” Bradshaw Perlee

Edith “Cleo” Bradshaw Perlee, 99, a former Colfax resident, died January 17, 2022 at Homewood Healthcare, Lebanon, Ind.  She was born June 29, 1922 in Clinton County, Ind., to Thomas & Edith (Goodnight) Smith.  She married Addison Junior Bradshaw on May 5, 1941 and he preceded her in death on November 22, 1978. She then married Marion Perlee on March 23, 1991 and he preceded her in death on December 2, 2002.

Cleo was a 1940 graduate of Scircleville High School.  She was a homemaker and worked in the school cafeteria in Colfax and Little Jefferson.  She also worked at the Colfax Meat Locker.  She was a member of the Colfax Christian Church for over 50 years.  She was also a member of Dorcas Society, and Clinton County Campers.  Cleo enjoyed traveling, gardening and canning, crafts and loved to tell her life story.  She was proud that all three of her children were still married to their original spouses and all married over 50 years.  Cleo was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a wonderful friend to many.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by a son:  James L. “Jim” (Sandra) Bradshaw of Crawfordsville, 2 daughters:  Judith A. “Judy” (Steve) Miller of Foley, AL and Janice E. “Jan” Crouch of Thorntown, 2 stepsons:  Daniel (Tressa) Perlee of Kirklin and Larry (Tresa) Perlee of Frankfort, 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren and 10 great great-grandchildren.  In addition to her spouses, she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Ollie Perlee, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and son-in-law, David Crouch.

Funeral Service:

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Paul Del Valley will officiate. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, Ind.  Memorial donations may be made to Colfax Christian Church, 314 S. Clark St., Colfax, IN  46035.  Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a message for the family.


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