M. Darthea Bledsoe, 98

MAY 20, 1913-JULY 9, 2011

July 10, 2011

M. Darthea “Dot” Bledsoe, 98, a resident of Homewood at Williamsport, Md., and formerly of Heisterboro Road, Halfway, Md., died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Homewood Retirement Center Williamsport.

Born May 20, 1913, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Howard McClellan and Mabel Irene Stickell Ingram.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lindsay Bledsoe, in 1954.

She was a 1931 graduate of Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by the Washington County Library for more than 20 years, retiring in 1978.

She was a charter member of Church of the Holy Trinity UCC Halfway. She taught Sunday school, gave Sunday school lessons over the radio in Hagerstown and was very active in church.

Survivors include daughter, Anne L. Kerfoot and her husband Tom of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; daughter, M. Susan Bledsoe of New York City, N.Y.; son, Robert L. Bledsoe and his wife Carolyn of Fairfield, Pa.; grandchildren, Lindsay Kerfoot, Lori Kerfoot Roman, Kristi Bledsoe Henry and Nicholas Bledsoe; and great-grandchildren, Brie Kerfoot Roman and Brynn Kerfoot Roman.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Peggy Bledsoe; sister, Helen Shropshire; and two brothers, Gorman Ingram and Gus Ingram.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, P.A., 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Wednesday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be at Church of the Holy Trinity UCC on Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Leighton officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery Hagerstown.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, 17805 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagers-town, MD 21740.

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