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Mary E. Bledsoe 1929-2008

Oct 21, 2008

Graveside service for Mary E. Bledsoe of Bloomington, IL, was Friday, Oct. 17, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans, from Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg, officiated.

Mary Bledsoe, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at the McLean County Nursing Home in Bloomington, IL.

Mary Ellen (Nock) Bledsoe was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Cylinder, the daughter of Francis and Goldie (Alderson) Nock. She received her education in Cylinder.

In 1953, Mary and Robert Bledsoe were married. Mary was a bookkeeper for several businesses. She and Robert owned and operated a restaurant in Bloomington, IL, during the 1960s. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son, James Bledsoe of Bloomington, IL; two grandsons; and two sisters, Agnes Alderson of Cylinder and Mildred Johnson of Cherokee.

Mrs. Bledsoe was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Gene, Dicky, Frankie, Bob and Eddie Nock; and a sister, Joyce Ihnen.

Condolences online at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com