Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe
Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe
  • September 2, 1940 - January 18, 2018
  • Missouri

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Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe, 77, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at University Hospital.

There will be a memorial visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born on September 2, 1940, in Webb, MS, the daughter of James Cade and Rosie Lee (McNeely) Bledsoe, both of whom preceded her in death.

Mary was a 1958 graduate of Hickman High School and attended classes at both the University of Missouri and Columbia College. She managed the Country Kitchen in Ashland for 8 years. She also worked for the University Hospital in several departments for almost 30 years; she retired from there in December 2003. She enjoyed going shopping for antiques, and fancied herself a farmer for the last 25 years. She prided herself on having the fattest cows in the county.

She is survived by her children: Steve Brunstrom (Janice) of Ashland and Michelle (David) Wiley of Columbia; grandchildren: Kyle Brunstrom, Amanda Wiley, Cindy Jeagers, and Tabitha Clayton; great grandchildren: Silas Brunstrom, Austin, Taylor, Tyler and Sophie Clayton; her siblings: James Murphy (Sabra) of Columbia, Marion Lemons of Star City, AR, and Royce Murphy (Sharon) of Redfield, AR; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Emma Jean Moore.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Arff MO via PayPal at or by check to Arff MO, PO Box 423, Fayette, MO 65248.