Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 1, 2003
Samuel M. Blodgett, 78, of Greensburg, died Monday, April 28, 2003
Born June 10, 1924, in Switzerland County, s/o  Charles B. and Pearl Mae (Stout) Blodgett.  Married  Mildred Coy  on April 5, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1987.  Married  Alice Marie Kincade Wilmer  on Feb. 4, 1989, and she survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Deborah) Meal  of St. Paul and  Mrs. Ronald (Cheryle) Shreve  of Greensburg; three stepsons, Ernest W. Wilmer  of Shelbyville, Kenneth L. Wilmer  and  John R. Wilmer, both of Hope; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Becky) Smith  of Millhousen and  Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Meeks  of Greenwood; two brothers, the  Rev. Ralph Blodgett  of Noblesville and  Clarence Blodgett  of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren Tony Shreve,  Mark Shreve,  Camelot Meal  and  Robert Meal; four great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
Preceded in death by four brothers,  Dawson Blodgett,  David Blodgett,  Charles Blodgett  and  Maurice Blodgett.
Farmer and former owner of Blodgett Oil Co., retiring in 2000.
Graduated in 1943 from Vevay High School.
U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Member of Decatur County Fair Board, where he was past president; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Eagles Lodge; Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Hoosier Hackney Association and former member of Adams Township Advisory Board.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, 110 E. North St. in Greensburg.
Rev. Joseph Smith officiating.
Southpark Cemetery in Greensburg, with military honors conducted by American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Decatur County, 720 N. Lincoln St., Greensburg, IN 47240.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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