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Mary Ledbetter, 96, formerly of Raytown passed away, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at CMH Nursing home in Bolivar, Mo. Visitation 10:00 and service following at 11:00 am, Friday August 30th at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Mo.
Mary was preceded in death by husband Harvie Austin Ledbetter. And also the father of her children Richard Elree Moudy, daughter in law Erline Moudy and daughter in law Dawn Moudy.
She is survived by sons Carl Moudy (Elaine) Davenport, Florida, Glen Moudy, Osceola, Missouri and John Moudy, Osceola, Missouri. Her first husband Richard Elree Moudy was killed in a truck wreck on the day she had announced that she was expecting their third child. Grandchildren Rick Moudy, Beachpark, Illinois, Darrell Moudy, Independence, Missouri, Doug Moudy, Washington D.C., Carla Moudy, Kissimmee, Florida, John Moudy, Apopka, Florida, Kim Moudy, Liberty, Missouri, Sandy Diable, Osceola, Missouri, Patty Ledbetter, Kansas City, Missouri, Nancy Carol Ledbetter (deceased), Johnny Repp, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and many great-great grandchildren.
Born in Springer, Oklahoma in 1916 to Mary Ellen Gasaway Blalock and Arthur Leland Blalock who are now deceased. Moved to Cassville, Missouri at an early age. After she married Harvie they bought a 50 acre farm just outside Cassville where they raised dairy cattle and had a 5 acre strawberry patch. They sold the farm in late 1952 and moved to Raytown on New Year’s day 1953 and Harvie went to work at the Ford Plant.
She is also survived by one brother, Leroy (Pete) Blalock, Imogene) Monett, Missouri. She was preceded in death by brothers Leon Blalock, Cassville, Missouri and Raymond Blalock of Marshall, Missouri, sisters Frances Corine Williams of Reeds, Missouri and Virginia Williams of Exeter, Missouri.
Mary was a good Christian believer and was good to everyone. In her younger years she loved to go bowling and was in several bowling leagues. She also loved to go fishing.
In the late 1940’s Mary played the piano and sang on KRMO radio station in Monette, Missouri. She loved Country and Gospel music all through her life. She always loved to have family over at her house where she would cook a great meal. Laughing and telling funny stories was what kept her going. God sure gained a “keeper” this time.