Justean Bleeks, 96, of Purvis, Miss., died Nov. 4, 2004,
at her residence.
She was born Oct. 3, 1908, in Ina and grew up in Mt. Vernon.
She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of
Illinois and a master’s degree from Columbia University.
She served two years in the Peace Corps at Montsemot, British Colony.
She was a teacher of art for 40 years. She was a member of
Purvis United Methodist Church.
Ms. Bleeks was preceded in death by her parents, George and
Minnie Bleeks; two brothers, Jack and Harry Bleeks; and two sisters,
Bonna Bleeks Barnes and Imogene Bleeks.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Purvis United
Methodist Church or Central Christian Church, 301 N. 10th St.,
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Coaltown Cemetery
in Purvis, Miss.
Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, 205 Bay St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401
is in charge of arrangements, where you may call (601) 582-1571
for more information.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson