Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Maxine Bledsoe, 101, Jamestown, KY (1921-2023)

Maxine Bledsoe of Jamestown passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023, at Fair Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, in Jamestown. She was 101 years old.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1pmCT on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY , with Brother Larry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Campbell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10amCT until time of services on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Born on November 14, 1921, in Creelsboro, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Trixie Flatt Back. Maxine was a retired factory worker and a faithful servant of Creelsboro Christian Church. For a short time, she was also a teacher at the Rockhouse one room school. Maxine loved her family dearly, and devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Maxine is survived by her son, Steve (and Teresa) Bledsoe of Russell Springs; her daughter, Lynda Bledsoe, of Russell Springs; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a special cousin, Geneva Ballard of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Bledsoe, who passed away on November 11, 1972; her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca (and Tommy) Rogers; and three brothers.

Roger Back, Dean Back, Barry Back, Jake Hughes, Patric Hughes, and Larry Bledsoe, will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the Campbell Cemetery Fund, c/o Alyssa Williams, 466 Fairview Church Road, Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642.

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This story was posted on 2023-01-31 16:52:55
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.