Marius J. Bledsoe

Marius J. Bledsoe Manchester, Kansas

Marius J. Bledsoe

82, passed away Saturday, April 9th, in Manchester. He was born May 10, 1933 near Vine Creek, Kansas, the son of George W. and Neoma M. (Stout) Bledsoe. Growing up in the area, Marius attended Mulberry Elementary School and graduated from Longford High School with the class of 1951. He was an Army Veteran having been a paratrooper serving in Europe. On November 27, 1955, Marius married Ruth Ayers. All of their married life was spent in Manchester. He had been employed by Shockey and Landis in Abilene for 20 years before opening the Abilene Appliance Center in 1976. She preceded him in death February 28, 1983. In 1985, he married Lois Carpenter. All of their married life was spent in Wichita and Salina. She preceded him in death in 2001. On November 5, 2008 Marius married Ruth Prater. All of their married life was spent in Manchester. Marius was a member of the Zion Brethren In Christ Church, V.F.W. and the Elks Lodge.
Survived by: Wife Ruth Bledsoe of Manchester
4 Daughters Wava (Ray) Marston of Abilene
Marla (Donovan) Stucky of Salina
Marilyn (Dennis) Marston of Abilene
Phyllis (John) Kreutzer of Ransom
Son Kelly (Teresa) Bledsoe of Palmer
4 Step-children
Patty Wisendanger of Salina
Freda Duncan of Salina
Cindy Shanahan of Salina
Rick Hannah of Salina
12 Grandchildren
Many Great-grandchildren
Funeral services 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 13th, at the Danner Funeral Home, interment will follow in the Keystone Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 12th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hospice of Dickinson County or Elsie Brooks Cancer Fund. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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