Naurene E. (Gann) Bledsoe, 87, Kokomo, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at North Woods Village in Kokomo. She was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Dallas City, Illinois, the daughter of the late William and Mary A. (Humphries) Gann. On May 11, 1948, she married McHenry "Mac" Bledsoe, who preceded her in death March 12, 2014.
Naurene was a wonderful mother, homemaker and devoted wife. She loved to read and enjoyed spending time with her family. She attended Gospel Light Mission Church in Kokomo. Naurene worked for Delco Electronics until 1980. After retirement, Naurene and Mac moved to Virginia, where they lived for 30 years before moving back to Kokomo. They were members of Burkes Union Church in Blackwater, Virginia.
Naurene is survived by her children, Linda New, Kokomo, Darrell (Becky) Bledsoe, New Market, Tennessee, David (Sylvy) Bledsoe, Oldsmar, Florida, Michael (Tonita) Bledsoe, Russiaville, and Phillip (Mary) Bledsoe, Sharpsville; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brother, Robert "Bob" (Hope) Gann, Kokomo.
Naurene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Norma Jean Summerton; brother, Gary Gann; and nephew, Edward Gann.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, with Pastor Terry Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Howard Haven. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on July 2, 2017