Charles E. Bley

Charles E. Bley of Festus died on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at his home. He was 78 years old.

He was born March 11, 1941 in St. Louis, a son of William T. Bley and Jesse Virgina (Watson) Bley.

He was married to Florence K. (Roesch) Bley on June 8, 1968, and she survives in Festus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mary Obiedzinski and her husband Mark of Olive Branch, Mississippi, Karen Bley of Nashville, Tennessee, Kathy Bley of New Port, Michigan, Anna Nicoletti and her husband Ronnie of  Imperial, Linda Bley of St. Charles, Missouri; four sons, Karl Bley and his wife Lisa of Bonne Terre, Eric Bley of Affton, Donald Bley and his wife Jeanee of Imperial, Joseph Bley and his wife Amanda of Bloomsdale; four brothers, John Bley and Sharon Kay of Columbia, Missouri, William Bley and his wife Jacquelyn of Carlson, Nevada, Robert Bley and his wife Eva of Farmington, Donald Bley and his wife Rose of St. Louis; two sisters. Mary Anglemyer of O’Fallon, Missouri, Rosie Granich and her husband Jim of Jefferson City; 28 grandchildren with one on the way; and eight great-grandchildren with two  on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Legion of Mary. He loved to play and listen to music.

He played the organ at many churches throughout his life.

Visitation was 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, at St. Agnes Church in Bloomsdale. Rev. Michael Benz and Deacon Jim Basler were to officiate. Burial was to be at St. Agnes Cemetery in Bloomsdale. Basler Funeral Home was handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Sarnelli House.

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