Virgie Bledsoe

Friday, September 27, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Virgie Dale Bledsoe, 73, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Center Ridge, Ark., daughter of Ira and Ella Clowers Jordan. She and Leaston Bledsoe were married in 1942 at Matthews, Mo. He died Feb. 4, 2002.

Bledsoe was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Bledsoe of Kelso, Mo.; three daughters, Loretta Ray of Sikeston, Betty Long of Hermitage, Tenn., Shirley Phillips of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Vernie Russell of Clinton, Ark., Dorris Kirkland of Dexter, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel, with Pat Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Essex Cemetery at Essex, Mo.