Obituary of Robert Bledsoe

Robert D. Bledsoe, age 76, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Girard Medical Center, Girard, KS.

He was born July 26, 1942, in Happy Hill, MO, the son of Henry Leslie and Nettie Mae Wyrick Bledsoe. Robert was a welder throughout his working career.

He married Lillian Mae See on March 9, 1984, in Wichita, KS.

He enjoyed NASCAR and watching pro football, especially the New England Patriots. Robert was caring and always willing to help people in need. He loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Lillian of the home; two brothers, Howard Bledsoe and wife Carol, Dubois, PA, and Amos Bledsoe and wife Gayle, Salem, AR; 3 step-daughters, Tina Cooper and husband Bill, Wichita, KS, Monica Thill, Wichita, KS, and Kimberly Keplar, Augusta, KS; 8 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Bledsoe; 4 brothers, Leslie Lee, Don, Raymond, and Gary Bledsoe; 2 sisters, Violet Carol and Beulah Smith; and his parents.

There was cremation.

A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 1:30 until 2:30 PM Tuesday, June 4th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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