06 Feb Obit: Alice Blodgett, 12-year Missionary in Sierra Leone
Alice Rose Blodgett (right), 94, died peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Charlotte, Mich. She served as a missionary in Sierra Leone for 12 years, working at Mattru Hospital as a nurse.
Visitation time: 6-8 pm Sunday, February 7, 2016.
Funeral service: 2 pm Monday, February 8, 2016.
Visitation and funeral location: Pray Funeral Home, 401 W. Seminary St., Charlotte, MI 48813.
Officiating: Rev. Michael Arnold, former pastor of Crossroads UB church.
Alice was born in 1921 near Charlotte, the youngest of six children in a farming family. She became a Christian at age 13.
Alice graduated from nursing school in 1947, and worked two years at a hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. She then felt God calling her to consider the urgent need for a nurse in Sierra Leone. She would serve 12 years at Mattru Hospital. During one furlough, in 1961, she earned a degree in Missionary Nursing from Fort Wayne Bible College. After leaving missionary service, she worked at Fort Wayne Bible College for six years. She then returned to Charlotte, working at Hayes Green Beach Hospital until retiring in 1986.
Alice was a very faithful member of what is now Crossroads United Brethren Church in Charlotte.
The family suggests memorial contributions Eaton Community Palliative Care or Crossroads United Brethren Church, 809 E Shepherd St, Charlotte, MI 48813. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Alice on her tribute page with Pray Funeral Home.