Malinda K. Rivers Hedrick

June 28, 1941-Dec. 2, 2020


Malinda K. Rivers Hedrick, 79, of rural Crawfordsville passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 20202, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East.

She was born June 28, 1941, at Crawfordsville, daughter of the late Glen and Allena Douglas Rivers. She married Fred Hedrick on Sept.  17, 1961, in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He survives.

Malinda was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School and a life resident of the area. She drove a school bus for more than 20 years for Crawfordsville schools. She was a life member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and sang with Crescendo Choral Group. She was a lover of animals, especially horses and cats. She and Fred enjoyed going camping around the country.

Surviving, along with her husband Fred, are: daughter Diana Wilbert of Crawfordsville; son Tony (Laura) Hedrick of rural Waynetown; grandchildren, Mike (Marcie) Morgan, Matt (Tasha) Morgan, Travis (Amber) Wilbert, T.J. Hedrick and Taylor (Abbie) Hedrick; great-grandchildren, Katie, Mikaela, Kainen, Cameron, Casen, Madison, Carson, Grayson and Hutson; and several nieces and nephews survive.   

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother David; and son-in-law Glenn.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, with funeral services following at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 2131 W. Black Creek Valley Road, Crawfordsville, with Pastors Warren Stewart and Marvin Cheek officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Malinda’s service will be broadcast live on the Family and Friends Funeral Home Facebook page. Please follow the recommendations of the Indiana State Board of Health for COVID-19 and wear a mask.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Montgomery County Animal Welfare League.

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