Jessie I. Brightshue

Jessie I. Brightshue, 79, of Friendship Street died the morning of Oct. 23, 2004, in the Skilled Care Unit of Jameson Hospital.

Born July 27, 1925, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Jesse C. and Dora Marie Brunswick Mitcheltree.

She was married to Merle Brightshue Sr. for 62 years in August. He survives.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Mary E. Shoaff and Dori Moyer, both of New Castle; three sons, Gary C. Brightshue and Darrell C. Brightshue, both of New Castle, and Merle Brightshue Jr. of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; two brothers, Richard C. Mitcheltree of St. Paul, Minn., and Floyd E. Mitcheltree of New Castle; a sister, Gladys L. Barnhouse of Bushnell, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Merleen Marie Brightshue; a brother, George C. Mitcheltree; and two sisters, Mary and Pauline.

There are no calling hours. A Memorial Service will take place Sunday- October 31st at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. with the Reverend Dennis L. Bupp officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Association for the Blind.

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