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Ina Jean (Elrod) Bledsoe

August 28, 1939 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 79)

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Ina Jean Bledsoe, 79, of French Lick, Indiana passed away on July 29th, 2019 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana. 
She was born in Orleans, Indiana on August 28th, 1939 to Melvin and Viola (Hardin) Elrod.
Ina married Donald Joe Bledsoe on September 24th, 1955 and he survives. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, (2) Sons- Dickie and Doug Bledsoe, (2) Brothers- John D. and Bill Elrod and (2) Sisters- Betty Sprinkle and Bonnie Snow.
Ina attended Watterson College in Louisville where she received her LPN certification, retired from Kimball Electronics and ran the Paw Paw Patch for more than 5 years.
She was a member of the Sulphur Creek Church, the Red Hat Society, a 4-H leader for more than 20 years, and enjoyed crafts, flowers and playing dominoes.
Ina is survived by:
Husband Donald Joe Bledsoe French Lick, Indiana 
(1) Son David J. Bledsoe (Leah) French Lick, Indiana
(3) Daughters Debra J. Gerkin (Kevin) Grand Rapids, Michigan
Diana J. Dillard Paoli, Indiana
Donna J. Bledsoe West Baden Springs, Indiana
(2) Sisters Rita Russell (Mike) Bedford, Indiana
Donna Lukie (Dave) North Vernon, Indiana 
(9) Grandchildren (9) Great-Grandchildren
A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Moffatt at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.  Interment will follow in Sulphur Creek Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.
Friends may call Thursday, August 1st, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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August 1, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
August 2, 2019

11:00 AM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

August 2, 2019

11:30 AM
Sulphur Creek Cemetery, Indiana

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