Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville News
Samuel M. Blodgett, 78, of Greensburg, died Monday, April 28, 2003
Thursday, May 1, 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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