Janet Lee Bledsoe

July 3, 1936June 27, 2013

Janet Lee Bledsoe, 76, passed away at 2:25 p.m. on Thursday June 27, 2013 at Methodist Medical Center surrounded by her family.

Janet was born July 3, 1936 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Lawrence Canham & Mary Elizabeth Trickle Scott. She married Kenneth Eugene Bledsoe in Peoria on October 7, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1985 in Peoria.

She is survived by her children, Greg (Deanna) Bledsoe of Elmwood, Susan (Brad) Pestka of Onslow, IA, and Thomas Bledsoe of Brimfield; one brother, Darrell (Kaye) Scott of Sheffield; one nephew, Michael (Lana) Scott of Johnson City, TN, and one great nephew, Andrew Scott; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Nuch) Firmand, Melissa (Shannon) Winchell, Casey and Shannon Pestka, Michael, Matthew, and Julia Bledsoe; and one great-granddaughter, Genevieve Winchell-Egli.

Janet was also preceded in death by her parents, and one nephew, James Scott.

She was a tireless volunteer in the Brimfield community, serving the Brimfield Cemetery, the Brimfield town board for several terms and many other organizations. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Brimfield and the Women of the Moose in Farmington.

Janet was a caring, loving wife, mother and friend and will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday July 2, 2013 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria . Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate.

Burial will be in Brimfield Cemetery in Brimfield, IL.

Memorials may be made to Brimfield Library, Brimfield Men's Club, or BYE Ambulance.

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Ken and Sue Hanks

July 2, 2013

So sorry to hear of Janet's passing - may your memories ease your sorrow. We will miss her light on in the kitchen window!

Lynn & Duke Snyder

July 2, 2013

I enjoyed knowing Janet & my life would be much less with out knowing her daughter Sue. Our hearts & prayers go out to the family. May the hole in your heart soon be filled with loving memories.


July 1, 2013

Janet was a co worker. She was always so kind to me and others. Sending my Sincere Sympathy to her family and friends, She will be missed by all!

Ann and George Bottenberg

July 1, 2013

Greg, Susie and Tom, Your mother was such a special friend to me. She was so full of life and so very talented in so many ways. Share your special memories with each other and find strength in your love for each other and your mom and dad.

Victor Winchell

July 1, 2013

Deanna I remember your mom from the MOOSE LODGE years ago. So sorry to hear of her passing. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Melissa and Genevieve will miss and remember a fun person. Thoughts and prayers be with you.
Victor E. Winchell (Washington IL.)

Peg Powers

July 1, 2013

To the Bledsoe Family

My Sincere Sympathy to All. As you know, Janet was smart, witty and did many things for the Village. We will miss Janet.

June 30, 2013

Jean,Scott, Yvonne,Jane,Lee,Pat,Martha,and the rest of the Davis clan want you to know how blessed we all were to have Janet as a friend,especially Jean. They had alot of fun playing
cards and Janet was very good to visit Jean when she could.
We wish You comfort and prayers at this most difficult time.
Take comfort in each other and the many memories you will always have to keep her alive in your heart of her many blessings as your Mother,Grandmother,Sister, and all she was to her friends.
The Davis Clan

Charlie, Tina, & Tabetha Dungan

June 30, 2013

May Gods words comfort you at this difficult time.

Clay and Danette Pestka

June 29, 2013

Sending thoughts and prayers from Clay and Danette Pestka family.