Barbara Ann Hicks Bledsoe, 79, was born on January 21, 1941 to Eugene and Bert Gilbreth Hicks in San Saba, Texas. She passed away on December 21, 2020 in Willow Springs, Missouri.
Her childhood was spent with her family mainly in the oil rich areas of the Texas Panhandle and West Texas.
She graduated from Hagerman, New Mexico High School in 1959.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Bledsoe in 1958 in Sweetwater, Texas. To this union three sons were born; Todd was born in 1963, Ted in 1970 and Nolan in 1975. Barbara and Raymond made their home in the Vanzant, Missouri, area until their divorce in 1982. In 1987 Barbara became bookkeeper for the Mountain Grove News Journal until her partial retirement in 2004. She then moved to Ballinger, Texas, in 2004 and worked at one of the local churches as a bookkeeper. In 2010 she moved back to Mountain Grove where she retired for good.
Barbara loved spending time with her family and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Hicks, and stepfather, George Middleton.
She is survived by her mother, Bert Middleton of Ballinger, Texas; brother, Tom Hicks of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and his children, Tommy and Leean; sister, Glenda Rohmfeld and husband Willie of Ballinger, Texas, and their children, Gena and Shelly; three sons, Todd Bledsoe (Sandy) of Cabool, Missouri, Ted Bledsoe (Venita) of Felton, Delaware, and Nolan Bledsoe (Debbie) of Umbarger, Texas; two granddaughters, Allie Alcorn of Mountain Grove, Missouri, and Shelby Lowman of Smyrna, Delaware; two grandsons, Sayer Bledsoe and Sage Bledsoe of Wildorado, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Paxton, and Emersyn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be arranged at a later date.
Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.