JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
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 masterís 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
Date: 11-04-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

 

 

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