Marietta (Senefeld) Bridenhager

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Marietta (Senefeld) Bridenhager went to her heavenly home on September 1, 2021. She was born October 8, 1926, to John and Mary (Ward) Senefeld in Brookville, Indiana. She attended Brookville schools, graduating in 1944. She worked at the Jay Garment Factory for 3 years and worked a year in California while staying with an aunt. She returned in 1948 to work for the privately-held Brookville Telephone Company. She continued her employment when General Telephone and Electric Co purchased the company in 1957. She was a regional supervisor for Brookville, Richmond, and Terre Haute service areas until she retired in 1969.

On December 20, 1969, she married Franklin Bridenhager in Brookville, Indiana. She worked in Frank’s Liberty, Indiana, law office, focusing on tax preparation and abstract work until they retired in 2003. In 2003, they moved to the Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, until 2016 when they moved to Arbor Trace in Richmond, Indiana. The family greatly appreciated the loving care the Arbor Trace family provided to both Marietta and Franklin over the past 5 years.

In addition to her parents, Marietta was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin, and her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and John Zerr, her brothers Robert and Norman Senefeld, and her brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Bridenhager. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Lillian Bridenhager, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling. Those wishing to commemorate Marietta’s life are invited to send a contribution to the Bridenhager Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Union County Foundation, 404 Eaton St, Liberty, IN 47353. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home Fosdick Chapel have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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