OBIT: Ova Ellabeth Bledsoe, 94


Ova Ellabeth Bledsoe, 94, formerly of Columbia and Campbellsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at Life Care Center of Bardstown in Bardstown.

She was born on Sept. 2, 1917 in Russell County and was the daughter of the late Adolphus F. and Allie May Spencer Andrew and the widow of Marion Ralph Bledsoe who preceded her in death on Sep. 6, 1983. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Martha Kay Bledsoe on April 30, 1974 and Thelma Knifley on Nov. 12, 2002; and by four brothers and three sisters, Guy, Joe, Sam and Roy Andrew, Lena Agee, Nora Andrew and Mava Back.

She is survived by her son-in-law, W.R. Knifley of Glasgow; two brothers, Tom Andrew of Columbia and Ruel Andrew of Russell Springs; one sister, Dimple Gilbert of Jamestown; two grandchildren, Gregory Allen Knifley of Westchester, Ohio and Ella Kay Roberts of Glasgow; and by eight great grandchildren, Hunter Knifley, Bryan Roberts, Haley Christensen, Lily Christensen, Chloe Christensen, Emily Christensen, Austin Roberts and Olivia Roberts.

She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was a member of Campbellsville Christian Church and was a homemaker.

Funeral service was Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Martin officiating with interment in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Keith Agee, Jarvis Agee, Julius Agee, Donnie Gilbert, Brian Roberts and Elvis Roberts.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit

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