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
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
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
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