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Marlene Lewis

February 6, 1936 — January 28, 2021

Marlene Louise (Hedrick) Lewis, 84, of Plainfield, passed away January 28, 2021.  She was born on February 6, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Harold M. Hedrick and Dova (Rumple) Hedrick. Marlene lived her entire life in Plainfield, Indiana. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1954.  Marlene met and married the love of her life, John Lewis, in 1956. They were happily married for 64 years. She worked for American Estate Insurance and then was a school bus driver for the Plainfield School Corporation for 44 years, retiring in 2015. Marlene and her husband were the owners of the Drapery Nook for over 30 years. She was a member of the Plainfield Garden Club and won garden of the month several times. Marlene had a kind and generous heart and would do anything for anyone. She loved and lived every minute to be with her family. Family meant everything to her. Hobbies included flower gardening, square dancing with her family, and going to the dinner Theatre with her husband and 4 daughters. Marlene was a 50 year member of the Plainfield Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis and a great grandson, Owen Matthew Deakin. Survivors include daughters, Alice (Tim Starke) Lewis, Karen (Pete) Wethington, Becky (Scott) Markland, and Kathy Lewis; siblings, Janet (Hedrick) Gonzales; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.  The family wishes to thank Kindred Hospice for Marlene’s excellent care. Funeral and burial services are private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Komen Central Indiana (3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 2070, Indianapolis, IN 46268) to help fight breast cancer or to the Indiana Parkinson's Foundation (14350 Mundy Drive Suite 800 #181, Noblesville, IN 46060). 

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