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Nancy Bidleman, 73, of Windsor, Missouri, formerly of Michigan, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at her daughter's home in Windsor, Missouri. She was born Oct. 16, 1944 in Mt. Clemens, the daughter of Edward Ferdinand Euralius Lehrbass and Irene Pearl (Budnick) Lehrbass.
On Aug. 14, 1964, in Suttons Bay, she married John Kenneth Bidleman, and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2013.
Nancy worked as a secretary for the Leelanau County Road Commission and then was the owner of Bay Area Sewing in Traverse City. She enjoyed running their cherry farm with her husband, John. After moving to Florida she worked as a certified nursing assistant for several places in the Palm Bay and Melbourne areas.
She also loved to sew, quilt and work crossword puzzles.
Survivors include three children, Derek John Bidleman (Susan), of Grand Blanc, Becket Irene Korson, of Windsor, Missouri, and Tobin Lee Bidleman, of Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren, Maghan Cox (Ryan), Cody Korson, Ashley Werths (Davin), Helena Elizabeth Bidleman, Jacob Morgan Bidleman, Mary Margaret Bidleman, Matthew Joseph Treshock, William Hendy Bidleman and Robin Dante Bidleman; two great-grandchildren, Rowan Dean Cox and Royce Lane Cox; two sisters, Rose Holland, of the state of Georgia, and Deanna Allen, of Kansas City, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ann Bidleman in March of 1966; and two sisters, Barb Pearsall in August of 2012 and Mary Ann Kowalski in October of 2016.
Following cremation, burial will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery (Keswick) in Suttons Bay.
Arrangements are by Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, Missouri, and condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2017
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