Death Notice

Death Notice

At about 9 a.m. Friday, April 9, my beloved husband of 62 years, Conrad [Ken] Bedient was killed in a motorcycle accident.  At the end of those 62 years with tear filled eyes I can testify that instead of time diminishing our love, we understood the reality of our love more than ever before. I was still his bride.  He loved me with a love that allowed me to become the woman I am today.  Not even death can take that away. I can imagine him standing beside Jesus right now and urging Him to comfort me.  I believe that because that’s  how Ken lived his life of faith.

I am leaning harder on Jesus that I ever knew possible.  I’m trapped by the desperation to avoid any familiar routine because that seems like a denial that my world has caved in and yet sitting here in the midst of no familiar routine is just as bad. Even a simple thing like making the bed, alone, has reduced me to tears.  Every familiar part of life is going to be a reminder that I am now alone.   I just don’t know how to do life right now.

I find myself sitting with my eyes closed a lot, like I’m trying to shut out the world. I’m heartbroken and shaken to the core. I’m never far from tears and my body is shaking most of the time.  Those are the details of my need for your prayers.   Friends and our two daughters are here with me. Their presence is the one blessing that reminds me there is still constancy I can count on.   I am thankful for them.  Please pray for all of us who knew and loved Ken as we try to cope with this unthinkable loss of husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

3 responses to “Death Notice

  1. I just read this to Randy. We are heartbroken for you and your family. Please know that we are praying for comfort and peace in your heart and soul. We want to offer our help in any way you need. Distance is not our friend, yet it is also not a deterrent in our desire to be supportive and there for you. We will plan to come out when you’re ready for us. We love you.

    Becky, your sister, and Randy, your brother 💕🙏🏼💕


  2. Praying for you and your daughters as you deal with this overwhelming loss. 🙏🙏🙏


  3. My dear Shirle, I can’t begin to imagine the magnitude of your loss and grief and I’m at a loss for adequate words of comfort. I know Christ’s love for you and your faith will, over time, enable you to move forward however different it will be. From what I have come to know, your beloved husband Ken was a shining star in your life and a joy to all who knew him. I know he always will be even if it’s through memories, memories that will never change.
    2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
    May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
    I thank God for the HOPE we have through Jesus Christ.
    You are in my prayers for strength, comfort and peace. My deepest heartfelt sympathy, love and hugs. 😢🙏💔


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