Danita “Dani” Sue Bedford

Danita “Dani” Sue Bedford passed peacefully from this life to the next on September 27, 2020, at Hillside Village in DeSoto, Kansas. A celebration of life in the form of Lying in State will be held 10am-2pm October 3, 2020 at DeSoto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Rd. DeSoto, Kansas 66018. There will be a graveside service at a later date TBD. If you would like, contributions can be made to DeSoto United Methodist Church for the rose garden. Condolences may be left at www.warrenmcelwain.com.

Dani was born April 5, 1955 to Archie and Sally Bedford. Growing up she lived in DeSoto Kansas, moving to Sacramento California for 8 years, then returning to DeSoto where she graduated from high school. She began her college studies at the University of Kansas, took a break to get married, and eventually graduated from Wesley Medical School with a nursing degree. She worked in several KC area hospitals including KU, Research, and North Kansas City. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1987. After surgery and treatment she worked as a gardener for many years, and ended her work career with the Unified School District in DeSoto. But the biggest career joy of her life was raising her three children.

Dani was the oldest of five children and always tried her best to lead the way in fun and misadventures often succeeding. She had a passion for her family, and for flowers. She was gracious, caring and always looked out for others. She knew how to find the beauty and joy in almost any situation. Dani always had a smile on her face, and kindness and generosity in her heart. She was loved, and will be deeply missed.

Danita was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her siblings: Brenda (Darrell) Sampson, David (Darlene) Bedford Sr., Brent (Yvette) Bedford, Doug (Kim) Bedford, her children: Amy (Bill) Holzhueter, Shana “Niki” (Bo) Nelson, and Jesse Bedford, her grandchildren: Aviva and Liam Holzhueter, Kalina, Eliora, and Beck Nelson, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family is deeply grateful for the heartfelt care and friendship from the exemplary professionals at Hillside Village of DeSoto.

7 Condolences

  1. Marcie Partlow-Williams on September 29, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    My deepest condolences to Danita’s family. One of my favorite quotes from Helen Keller.
    “What was once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes part of us. “

  2. Mary Etta & Richard on September 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Our thoughts are with you all, and prayers through these days of “good-byes.” Your memories as part of the “Bedford Clan” have many great ones on which to focus.

  3. Glenda Wilson on September 30, 2020 at 6:31 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family to find peace and comfort at this time.

  4. Kim Smith on September 30, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Dear Amy and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! May God comfort you and wonderful memories bring you peace. Kim

  5. Shelly Maples on September 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Love and many prayers for your family as this special woman moves on to join her mother and father.

  6. Candy Davis on October 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Dear Brenda, So sorry for the loss of your dear sister. While I know that you will miss her, I have a feeling that she will be missing you! You were so good to her during her most difficult years. Family is such a blessing. Hugs and best wishes, Candy

  7. Karen Zarda on October 5, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    I’m so sorry Shanna. Praying for you and your family. ????❤️????

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