Lois Fern Bledsoe
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Lois Fern Bledsoe, daughter of John Henry and Violette Cecil (Gerster) Moran was born on October 16, 1931 in Lowry City, Missouri. She departed this life in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri on December 13, 2012, at the age of eighty-one.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of twenty-five years, John Bledsoe; her grandson Rick David Sturdefant; her sister Ina Lucille Moran; 3 sisters-in-law and their spouses.
Lois is survived by her children, Ethel Strickland and husband Dennis, John Bledsoe and wife Pat, Dennis Bledsoe, Daniel Bledsoe and wife Pam, Patty Sturdefant and husband Rick, James Bledsoe, all of Seymour, Missouri, and Donna Daily and husband Greg of Fordland, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and her dear cousins; as well as a host of other family and friends.
We will never forget the lessons, the laughter or the joy of going to "Grandma's house". Lois loved to care for her family, reading stories, cooking favorite meals, and being the source of strength for her loved ones. We celebrate her life and the legacy she leaves behind.
Services for Lois Bledsoe will be held Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Holman Howe Chapel, Seymour, Missouri. Burial will at 3 p.m. in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Osceola, Missouri under the direction of Holman Howe. Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. in the funeral home, Sunday afternoon. Online condolences may be made at www.holmanhowe.com Memorial donations may be made to the Lions Club "Share Your Christmas" or the King's Pantry, in care of HOLMAN HOWE PO BOX 366, SEYMOUR , MO 65746.
Published in the News-Leader on Dec. 16, 2012