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Obituary: Mrs. Lydia Priscilla Panattoni Bodor

Mrs. Lydia Priscilla Panattoni Bodor, age 89 of Franklin, Tenn., died Aug. 20, 2013.

Born on July 1, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, Lydia was the eldest daughter of Joseph and Lena Panattoni. She is survived by husband, Edwin “Bill” Bodor; son, Bruce Bodor of Franklin; daughters, Melody Brock of Ft. Mill, S.C., and Rebecca Bodor of Charlottesville, Va. and eight grandchildren.

Lydia learned to play the piano as a young girl so she could assist with the music ministry at her father’s church. After graduating from Corona High School in Corona, Calif., she attended Bible College in Pasadena and continued her music education in piano and organ.

She worked as a court reporter and as a natural child birth education instructor. She and her husband Bill married in 1957 and raised their family in Arcadia, Calif. where they lived until moving to Tennessee in 2004.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and as a woman who loved classical music and loved the Lord.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Jim Harvey and John Rush officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Monday at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the West Franklin Baptist Church Benevolent Fund, 700 New Hwy. 96, Franklin, Tenn 37064. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn (

Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin, Tenn.
08/29/13, Williamson Herald

Posted on: 8/24/2013


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