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.

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