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Elizabeth W. Bodner

December 11, 1932 — October 25, 2022


Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on October 25, 2022, at the age of 89.  Elizabeth was born in Indianapolis to the late Walter E. and Tekla Wolf on December 11, 1932.  Elizabeth was a gifted student.  Following her 1950 graduation from Short Ridge High School she was admitted to the prestigious universities of Wellesley and Northwestern.  Marriage, however, was her first priority, and she married Robert shortly after graduation.  They were married for 35 wonderful years and raised three sons.

Elizabeth had many interests.  She was a master bridge player, enjoyed international travel, was a private pilot, published author, served as a museum of art docent and was an instructor at Weight Watchers.

In her later life, Elizabeth went back to college to pursue her degree and graduated from IUPUI at the top of her class.  She also embarked on a spiritual journey which included travel to India and becoming a bat mitzvah.

Her family was the centerpiece of her life. She is survived by her sons, Bruce, Donald (Linda) and Steve (Kelly) Bodner; grandchildren, Robert (Skylar), Daniel, Richard, Molly (Andy), Brooke (Adam) and Austin (Sydney); great grandchildren, Ella, Rory, Charlie and Brooklyn and brother, Walter E. (Joan) Wolf Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 11:00 am at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 N. Meridian Street.  Burial will follow in IHC North Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation or the Hamilton County Humane Society .

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