Josephine Bridges, 94, of Slater, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney officiated. Bethany Weiker, organist, accompanied Jessica Fleetwood as she sang "Amazing Grace" and "Peace in the Valley." Burial was held in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers were Derrick Crowley, Edwin Bridges, Louis Eddy, Andrew Bridges, Kenny Crowley and Scott Crowley. Honorary pallbearers were Brayden Diver, Logan Moore, Jacob Davis, Alysia Bridges, Luke Frogge, Alex Frogge and Erika Davis. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or Big Bend Retreat in care of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.
Born Nov. 11, 1913, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Osmond B. and Caroline Harris Eddy. On June 5, 1937, in Warsaw, she married Eldon L. Bridges, who preceded her in death Dec. 11, 1995. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Slater and the Willing Workers Sunday School class. She was also a member of Slater Garden Club. She returned to Slater in 1994 from the rural Herndon area, where she had resided since 1941.
She is survived by one son, Leon Bridges and his wife, Carol, of rural Sweet Springs; one daughter, Joyce Moore and her husband, Fred, of rural Clay County; six grandchildren, Jim Bridges and his wife, Lisa, Lynn Crowley and her husband, Ken, Allen Bridges and his wife, Johnna, Karmen Davis and her husband, Joe, Kelly Frogge and her husband, Joe, and Brian Moore and his wife, Amy; 12 great-grandchildren, Edwin Bridges and his wife, Renae, Alysia Bridges, Andrew Bridges, Kenny Crowley, Derrick Crowley, Scott Crowley, Alex Frogge, Luke Frogge, Erika Davis, Jacob Davis, Brayden Diver and Logan Moore; one brother, Roy W. "Bill" Eddy Sr. of Slater; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Eddy, D.L. Eddy and Max Eddy; two sisters, Mary Thomas and Minnie Eastman; and one great-grandson, Jack Christian Frogge.
Additional information provided per family recompense.