Vanest, Grace M.

GRACE M. VANEST of Bedford, 91, surviving spouse of the late Rev. Orval Lester Vanest of the Indiana Conference, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Bedford, Ind. She and her husband served churches at Heltonville, Erie and Springville and other UM congregations in southern Indiana. She also served as cook at Rivervale United Methodist Camp for 15 years. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th Street in Bedford, Ind. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18 at the Erie United Methodist Church, 1718 Erie Church Road, Bedford, IN 47421. Survivors include: two sons, Everett Bud Vanest (Joyce) of Bloomington, and Tom Vanest (Kristin) of Dennison, Texas; one daughter, Marigrace Bennett (Nick) of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in her memory.