Bernard Lee Blea

Friday, February 23, 2007

Bernard Lee Blea, 87, of Nevada, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his home in Nevada. He was born June 8, 1919, in Pratt, Kan, he was the son of the late Martin and Victoria (Madrid) Blea. On Feb. 21, 1939, he married Dora (Trujillo) in Pratt. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 1997.

He was a machinist. He served during World War II in the Army. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, both in Pratt.

Survived by one son, Louis Blea and wife Valarie of Nevada; two grandchildren, Cassidy Blea of Nevada, and Leigh Shull of Pittsburg, Kan.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Kan., with Chaplain Fred Pinkerton presiding. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Funeral under the direction of Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.