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Willard Mason "Bill" Blessing
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1891
Roxbury
McPherson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1952
McPherson County
Kansas, USA

Willard M. "Bill" Blessing was born 22 July 1891 in Roxbury, Kansas. He was a member of the Roxbury Presbyterian Church and attended the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Inman. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Blessing.

On 14 December 1908 he was united in marriage to Edith May Lilly. They were the kind and loving parents of six children: Mrs. Evelyn Davenport, Mrs. Marguerite LacKamp, Mrs. Vernabel Sperling, Mrs. Cleta Friesen all of this community, Mrs. Dorothy Clark of Lyons, Kansas and Staff Stt. Willard Mason Blessing Jr. of El Paso, Texas. They shared joys and sorrows together for 41 years.

In 1918 the family moved to Inman. It was in this year that Willard became a rural mail carrier on Route 3 and was still faithfully continuing his duties on the day he passed away.

Willard and his wife found great joy in their eight grandchildren: Donna and Buddy Davenport; Dennis, Bobby and Cynthia Sperling; Edith Joan and Randy Friesen; and Robert Jon Lac Kamp.

The family suffered a great sorrow on November 25, 1949 when Edith suddenly passed away after suffering a heart attack. Willard was truly a farmer at heart and found much consolation in working on his farm. It was while he was driving to his farm, the afternoon of June 7th 1952 that his car was struck by another car and he passed away instantly. It was God's will that he did not suffer.

Willard leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his five daughters and one son, eight grandchildren, five sons-in-law, one daugther-in-law; one brother, Ross of West Palm Beach, Florida; Two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Holman and Mrs. Marguerite Sheffer, of Santa Maria, California and many relatives and friends.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Blessing (1858 - 1911)
  Hariett L. Mason Blessing (1869 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith May Lilly Blessing (1892 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Evelyn Blessing Davenport (1910 - 1998)*
  Margerite Laurestein Blessing LacKamp (1913 - 2007)*
  Cleta D Blessing Friesen (1920 - 2007)*
  Dorothy Ruth Blessing Clark (1923 - 2014)*
  Willard Mason Blessing (1929 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ross Stanley Blessing (1889 - 1974)*
  Willard Mason Blessing (1891 - 1952)
  Ruth Blessing Holman (1906 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valley View Memorial Cemetery
Roxbury
McPherson County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Donna Davenport Netters
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32938485
Willard Mason Bill Blessing
Added by: Donna Davenport Netters
 
Willard Mason Bill Blessing
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- JB
 Added: Oct. 25, 2011

- Pat Jenkins
 Added: Jan. 28, 2009
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- Donna Davenport Netters
 Added: Jan. 15, 2009
 
 
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