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William D. Bleam

March 3, 1941September 22, 2021

William D Bleam 3/6/1941, Texarkana Texas died peacefully in his sleep on September 22, 2021. He was born in Leavenworth Kansas and grew up on a farm. He battled ALS for several years. He spent most of his career in the United State Army and retired after 21 years of service.

William is preceded in death by his wife Dorothea Bleam, his parents Esther and Dewey Bleam, 4 brothers Wilbert, Edwin, Donald, and Marvin, 1 Sister Rachel Sears, 2 great grandchildren Kade Stewart and Braxton Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, Daughter and son-in-law Julie and Herbert Huntley, Stepdaughter- Jutta Dorn and Karen Sloan, 4 Grandchildren, Lindsey McFaul, Tiffanie Stewart, Lauren Blankenship, and William Spriggs, 1 Brother John Bleam, 1 Sister Esther Bremmer and 8 great- grandchildren- Hadley, Addison, Evelyn, Eli, Braylee, Connor, Scarlett and Liam.

There will not be a funeral, he will be buried at Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas.

Any memorials can be made to the ALS Foundation or Heritage Hospice.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.

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Debra Bleam

September 22, 2021

I was a little girl and uncle bill saved me from a flock of scary chickens in the bleam farmyard. I was following my dad and uncle to wherever they were going. He came running when I screamed and lifted me up to save me from the dangerous chickens. I must have been three years old and decided at that moment to marry him when I could. I gathered later that wasn't possible. :) but remembered his loving and caring personality forever. I always loved my bleam aunt and uncle's and will pray that he rests in peace until the resurrection. all my love to my bleam family. Debra