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Herbert Clark Bledsue

Herbert "Herb" C. Bledsue, age 92 of Mt. Sterling passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.

Herb was born June 1, 1920, in Linn, a son to the late Robert Lee and Margaret Ann (Schmitz) Bledsue-Groves.

Herb was a 1939 graduate of Linn High School and served in the US Army during World War II where he earned two Bronze Stars.

On June 25, 1941, Herb was united in marriage to Merriem Lucille Davis in Linn. She preceded him in death on March 20, 1995.

Herb owned and operated the Skelly service station in Linn for over 30 years.

Herb attended St. Johns United Methodist Church in Linn and was a former member of VFW. Post # 4756.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening, the St. Louis Cardinals, attending Linn High School athletic events and spending time on the Gasconade River with his family.

Herb is survived by: two daughters, Lorraine and her husband Tom Masso of Linn, Margaret "Peggy" and her husband Donald Kasten of Columbus, OH; one step-brother, Glenn and his wife Burnus Groves of Springfield; three grandchildren, Sarah Kasten and her husband Nicholas Pearson, Lisa Masso and her husband Robert Walker and Emily Masso; one great grandson, Alexander Pearson and a sister-in-law, Anna Bledsue of Jefferson City.

In addition to his wife and parents, Herb was preceded in death by his step-father, William Groves; one brother William "Bill" Bledsue; an infant grandson, Christopher Masso; one brother-in-law, Leonard Davis and one sister-in-law LaDella Rogers

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Linn with Rev. Floyd Gudde officiating.

Interment will follow in Linn Memorial Park Cemetery with full Military Honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St John's United Methodist Church or to SSM Hospice.

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Peggy and family - I am so very sorry for your loss. The journey has been long and your devotion has been strong. May you find comfort in knowing that he is finally at peace.

Tammy Waller Jan 14 2013 12:00 AM

Peggy and Don, I know you have no regrets. What devotion! I wish I had known your dad. I am sure I would have liked him. I will pray for you to be at peace and also to be able to rest!

Kathy and Harry Young Jan 13 2013 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Herb was always such a good man. I'm sure he will be missed by all who knew him.

Lana & Delmar Monroe Jan 13 2013 12:00 AM

I remember your dad from past years when we were just kids, but more recently at Autumn Meadows. He was always a quiet, gentle man. You have our sympathy.

Ken and Janie Huskey Jan 12 2013 12:00 AM

I probably am unable to come to Linn, but have many fond memories of your folks as neighbors in Mt. Sterling. My sympathy to you.

Eloise Schaeperkoetter Jan 12 2013 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your Dad. He was surely a good and faithful man. He helped to raise two loving and successful daughters, and had a caring extended family.

Linda Mercer Jan 12 2013 12:00 AM

Lorraine, Tom, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Gayle Anderson Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

Lorraine and Family, Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Kathy Scheulen

Kathy Scheulen Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

Lorraine and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take care

Kathy Dothage Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

Your Dad is well remember for his help at the station - He and Harvey were wonderful people

Linda (Monroe) Roberts Jan 11 2013 12:00 AM

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