Mona Anita Paddock

November 24, 1937 - March 29, 2017

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   Mona Paddock, a beautiful soul and loving wife and mother passed away on March 29.  A long time Hoosier, she was born in Winchester, Indiana in 1937.  She married her husband George in 1955 raising four children on three continents while supporting him during his 22 year Naval career and being selected as the Military Wife of the Year in 1972.  

   Mona returned to school graduating with her law degree from Indiana University in 1988 at the age of 51 and went on to be a successful Family and Criminal Defense Attorney in Bloomfield for over 20 years.  

   Mona loved to travel the world with her husband and managed to visit to all seven continents during their adventures.  Mona was a Rotary Club member and passionate about her support for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

   Mona is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, George, and her four children, Gwen, Patrick, Chris and Anne along with 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mona’s wonderful smile and spirit will be sorely missed.  If desired, memorial gifts may be made to St Jude’s in her name at

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Dear George,

I was so sorry to read of Mona's passing. I'm sure you have lots of happy memories, and I know you had a wonderful life together. May this be a comfort to you as you strive to get through your loss.

   Dallas and Sharon Frederick

I too met Mona on the first day of law school since our last names started with the same letter. We went to lunch on that first day and became friends and remained good friends. She was quite simply a friend who was always there and had a ready smile and wisdom to share. We had several long talks over the years about our practices, our families and shared our happy times as well as our sad times. We were just there for each other at any time day or night. While I enjoyed going to Greene County for hearings for several reasons, I mostly enjoyed being able to have lunch with Mona or being able to attend the Greene County Bar Association Meetings, where the attorneys not only respected each other they just seemed to really like each other. Sometimes we were joined at lunch by Jim Riester and Karen Strueh and it was never a dull lunch. I do not think Pepperoni Grill will ever be quite the same without Mona at the table to share stories and to just "listen" when necessary. I will miss her but will always treasure our friendship and what it meant to me over the years. She was a lady, my good friend and a fine attorney!      

   Donna F. Pratt

I met Mona as a first year law student at IU Bloomington.  I always admired her candor and friendliness.  She was no-nonsense in an endearing way, along with being a wonderful attorney.  I am sorry to see her pass.

   Tammy Minger

I worked with Mona for a few years at Hartman & Paddock Law Offices.  I really enjoyed talking with her and getting to know a little about her. I thought she lived an interesting life and I'm sorry to hear of her passing.

   Carol Hubbell

I met Mona through Bloomfield Rotary. She was the 1st Woman Rotarian of the Bloomfield Chapter. I absolutely adored Mona & George. She was a  CLASS ACT all the way. I will sorely miss her wit, charm and smile. Condolences to her beloved family.
  Sandy Mead

I truly enjoyed knowing Mona.  I worked with Mona several times during  the past years, and she was very professional and pleasant.  My sympathy to the family.

   Jonas Uland