Cleo Edward Bledsoe was born May 30, 1931 in Brownington, Mo to Jesse and Flossie Moulder Bleedsoe. He passed away at his home on December 15, 2012 with his 6 children at his side. Cleo grew up in the Brownington and Deepwater areas. He married the love of his life Betty Lou Hacker of Deepwater July 9, 1950. They were married for 57 years and to this union they have 6 children, Terry Bledsoe and wife Cheryl of Virginia Beach, VA, Diana Sievers and husband Len of Fair Play, MO, Eddie Bledsoe and wife Roberta of Weaubleau, MO, Pam Zaner and husband Don of Osceola, MO, Darrell Bledsoe and Charity Paxton of El Dorado Springs, MO, Mary Rawlings and husband Alvin of El Dorado Springs, MO. They have 23 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Before moving into town in 2006, Cleo and Betty lived on the farm since 1965. Cleo truly enjoyed raising cattle and baling hay. He retired from Clearfield Cheese and from Shreiber Cheese of Clinton, MO. Cleo accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior and was an active member of the Vista Baptist Church. Cleo was so proud of the fact that all his children are Christian. Cleo was preceded in death by his loving wife Betty in 2007 and an infant son Jeffery; his parents Jessie and Flossie Bledsoe; brothers James Foster and Claude Foster; sister, Tilda Davis, Lena Hestand, Reba Reese and Mary Bledsoe; and infant brother, son-in-law, Bobby Buckner; grandson-in-law, Michael Limiac and an infant grandson Bledsoe. He is survived by his six children; his sister, Shirley Church and Butch Mathieson of Lincoln, MO, many nieces, nephews, cousins and several friends.
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
Time: 6 to 7 PM
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, MO