Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Aunt Velma passed away.

Remembering Aunt Velma.

Velma C. Blanton, 80 of Crete, passed away Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) at St. James Hospital. Velma was born May 4, 1933 to George and Mary Etta Arnold.

She is survived by two loving sons, Gary (Dolly) Blanton, of Ne...
vada, and Glen (Rebecca) Blanton, of Peotone; cherished grandmother of Jason (Marsha), Joshua, Jeremy (Cassandra), Jarrod, Jessica, Alison, Bethany, David and Sarah; great-grandmother of six; dear sister to Dora, Dorothy, Mardene Arnold and Lucille Cousins; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Velma was preceded in death by her loving husband, Glen Blanton (2001); her parents; her siblings, Welty, Berle, Tevis, Gertie and Edith; a son, George Blanton; and a great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main St., Crete, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Lon Keuther will officiate. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Crete. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Crete Lutheran Schools. For information, please call 708-672-7600.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentines Day

Mom had a GREAT Valentine's Day! Marilyn Rose said she was as sharp as she been since all of this started! Aunt Dora was so happy to see her this "up" as she has been so worried about Aunt Velma of late. Mom "held court" laughing and telling jokes. She talked about my visit on Thursday and many other topics. She is not like this very often but these days make up a lot for the down days.  She talked about Marilyn Rose's kids and really enjoyed the conversation. But her mind did not remember Marilyn Rose's name. That is just the way it is. After two hours she was wearing down and it was lunch time so she put off returning Dawnetta's call. Don't write her off as she is a tough old gal!