Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Belle Hedgepath 1917 - 2009 McLouth

Graveside services for Mary Belle Hedgepath, 91, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fowler Cemetery northeast of McLouth.Mrs. Hedgepath died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.She was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Perry, the daughter of Andrew Calvin and Ruth Belle Blevins Patterson. She had lived in McLouth many years.Mrs. Hedgepath worked as a nurses aide for more than 30 years at the Fairview Nursing Home and at Cherokee Lodge, both in Oskaloosa.She married Delmer Lee Hedgepath on Aug. 31, 1935, in Ottawa. He died May 1, 1996.She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Potter; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.Survivors include a son, Albert “Sonny” Hedgepath, McLouth; two daughters, Thelma Lee Durkes and Shirley Faye Kingsolver, both of McLouth; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.The family suggests memorials to the Mary Hedgepath Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.Online condolences may be sent at barnettchapeloaks.com.