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Springs Valley Herald
November 13, 1941

Mrs. Catharine Bledsoe, 82, passed away at her home in Norton Monday morning following a long illness.
Rev. C. W. Parks delivered the funeral rites at the Cane Creek church where she was a member, Wednesday afternoon. Interment was     made in the church cemetery with W. V. Ritter & Son as directors.
She is survived by five children, Mrs. B. L. Reynolds, Hillham; Mrs. Edward Conrad, French Lick; Mrs. A. F. McIver, Columbus, Ind.; Edmond Bledsoe, Missouri; and Everett Bledsoe, Norton.

Springs Valley Herald
November 20, 1941

Catharine Bledsoe, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Cox, was born in Jackson Township, Orange County, January 1, 1859 and departed this life Nov. 10, 1941 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 10 days.
She attended the public schools of her day and grew to young womanhood in the home of her parents.
On March 24, 1880 she was united in marriage to Jefferson Bledsoe. To this union ten children were born, five of whom, with their father, having preceded her in death. These five were Maggie, Eva, Media, Lois and Sherman. The husband and father passed away Feb. 27, 1934.
The surviving children are Mrs. Lucretia Reynolds of Hillham, Mrs. Belva Conrad of French Lick, Mrs. Mary McIver of Columbus, Ind., Edmund of Gasconade, Mo., and Everett of Norton, the home place. She leaves one brother, Perry Morton Cox, of California; 19 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. She leaves also two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Anna Cox of Cane Creek and Mrs. Nan Cox of Bloomington.
She is the last of four sisters, all of whom crossed the great divide within the past three years. Of her five brothers and three sisters, nine in all, only one is left.
In her girlhood she gave her life to Christ, uniting with His church at Cane Creek, where she remained a true and loyal christian until her Master called her home. She lived a consistent christian life for more than sixty years. She was kind, affectionate, loyal and true and she passed in the faith to be at rest with her Lord and her loved ones who, over there, await her coming.
Aunt Catharine was a woman of rare grace and charm. Hers was a life of love and devotion to her family, her neighbors and her friends. She was always kind, modest, humble and sympathetic, ever mindful of the comforts, pleasures and well being of those about her, always helpful and cheerful. She possessed a droll and charming humor that endeared her to all.
Dear old Aunt Catharine, rest in peace. You have won the victory, and the crown of life is yours to wear forever.

Jasper, Indiana

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