MUSCATINE — Mary J. Bleadorn, 85, of Muscatine, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Pearl Valley Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will be in Muscatine Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association in Mary’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Jane Thomas was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Davenport, the daughter of Louis M. and Lillian J. (Reaska) Thomas. In March 1953, Mary was united in marriage to Charles Sawdey. Following Charles’ death, she was later united in marriage to Keith Kirk. After the passing of her second husband, Mary was united in marriage to Otto Bleadorn Jr. on Aug. 1, 1987, in Muscatine. She was employed by McKee Button Company for several years and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Mary enjoyed going to the bars with friends and gambling on the riverboat. Most of all, Mary enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mary will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Marie Taylor and Jason Taylor.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Carol Taylor; all three husbands; two sisters and four brothers.