|Birth: ||May 9, 1925|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2011|
WEST FRANKFORT -- Afton Blades, 86, departed this life Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
She was born May 9, 1925, in Williamson County, the daughter of Ira and Susan (Richerson) Story.
Afton married James Blades on Oct. 11, 1941. He preceded her in death Aug. 15, 1998.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of West Frankfort.
She is survived by daughters, Sally Jones and husband, Jim, of West Frankfort and Becky Hammill and husband, Tom, of Pittsburg; sister, Molly Hemminghaus of West Frankfort; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dovey and Robert Hodgson of West Frankfort; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, much loved by her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Gean and Roger Story; and sisters, Rachel Williams and Kathy Oster.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, in Varis-Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort with the Rev. John Hessel officiating. Interment will be in Boner Cemetery. Friends of the Afton Blades family may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from June 23 to June 24, 2011
Created by: AZLITE
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71903172
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