T. Steven Hedges, age 77, peacefully passed away at Shady Nook Care Center on September 30, 2017.
Mr. Hedges, as he liked to be called, was a retired teacher of 32 years and a Kentucky Colonel. He grew up in Terre Haute and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University. He worked his way through college by performing for a radio station. He also engaged in such work as a trampoline and dancing instructor.
He began his teaching career at Holton High School. While there he became the director of the Durbinette Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s, Inc. His greatest pride was teaching young people drama, music, band and as choral director in the South Dearborn School system. He formed the South Dearborn Swing Choir among other choral groups. He was named to the Southeastern Indiana Music Hall of Fame and formed a nonprofit group called Ohio, Indiana, Northern Kentucky Regional Productions (OINK). He was a previous president of the Dearborn Highland Arts Council, President of Ye Olde Central House and a Versailles No. 7, Indiana Freemason.
He performed with the Terre Haute Youth Symphony as well as the University Orchestra with such notables as Skitch Henderson of “Tonight Show” fame, Frank Duvall, Helen Hayes and Winston Churchill’s daughter Sarah Churchill.
He was preceded in death by his mother Joan (Roan) and Raymond Heilmiller, his father William and Glennovia Hedges and an uncle, Harry Hedges.
He is survived by his faithful friend and family, Jenny and Joe Awad also David Miller. George and Wilma Hedges and their daughters, Debbie, Cathy, son Terry. Aunt Ida Tatlock and her son Max Tatlock. Aunt Elsie Hedges, aunt Alma (Hedges) Hines and her daughter Anita Hines-Hurst. Alice Noel daughter of Harry and Esther Mae Hedges, and a cousin Robert and wife Teresa Henry.
Celebration of life services on November 5, 2017 at Dearborn County Country Club. For RSVP and more information please call Jenny @ 513-310-8078 or 812-926-4118. Donations can be made to: Matt MacIntosh Memorial, South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 396, Aurora, IN 47001. Cremation burial in Terre Haute, Indiana.