Archive for Thursday, April 8, 1993


April 8, 1993


— Services for William H. "Willie" Bledsoe, 83, Oskaloosa, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hampton-Barrett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. The Rev. Jon Boyd will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, northwest of Oskaloosa.

Mr. Bledsoe died Wednesday, April 7, 1993, at his home.

He was born March 25, 1910, at Ozawkie, the son of Jesse and Eva Shaw Bledsoe.

He lived in the Ozawkie and Oskaloosa areas all his life. He was a farmer.

Mr. Bledsoe attended the former United Brethren Church in Ozawkie and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls.

He married Ella Jones on Nov. 30, 1937, in Lawrence. She died in 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Gordon of Valley Falls, and Victor of Mayetta; three sisters, Lucille Smith, Valley Falls, Ellen Smith, Topeka, and Jessie Bunds, Lorida, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Calvary Baptist Church, Valley Falls.

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