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Published in the Linn County News July 3, 2019

 

Cleo Irma Bloomfield, age 93, a lifelong resident of Prescott, Kan., passed away late Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.  She was born September 13, 1925, in Prescott, the daughter of Karl Ermel Allen and Alta May Phillips Allen.  Irma attended school in Prescott and graduated from the Prescott High School with the Class of 1943.  She later attended Pittsburg State University.  

Irma married Russell Ellis Bloomfield on August 11, 1943, at the Prescott Baptist Church.  While Russell was serving with the Navy during World War II, Irma taught at a one-room schoolhouse west of Prescott.  She later worked for thirteen and a half years as the kitchen supervisor for the Country View Nursing Home in Prescott.  She also served for several years as Prescott City Clerk.  She was a long time member of the Prescott Baptist Church where in earlier years she taught Sunday School and organized Vacation Bible School.  She was an active member of the Prescott community and volunteered her time with the annual Coal Centre Days Festival.  She also faithfully volunteered for the Reach Out Food Pantry and commodity distribution.  She loved to cook.  Her popcorn balls were a favorite treat of many Prescott trick-or-treaters.  She also made hundreds of dozens of cookies for hunter’s safety courses and other community events.  

Survivors include her three sons, Darrell Bloomfield and wife, Roberta, of Ft. Scott, Kansas and Roger Bloomfield and Larry Bloomfield, both of Prescott; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren with one more on the way and two great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Her husband, Russell, preceded her in death on September 10, 2003.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Cleda Cannon and Margaret Roberts.  

Rev. James Collins will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1st at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Prescott Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Reach Out Food Pantry and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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