|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 2010|
Lauralee Silver Blake, formerly of Iowa City and Toledo, passed away on September 18, 2010 at Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch, Iowa surrounded by her loving children. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 25, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, Iowa, with Pastor Brian Oliver officiating.
Lauralee was born in Cantril, Iowa to Virgina Jarman and Frank Fordyce Silver on August 16, 1919.
She attended college at Blue Mountain Baptist College for Women in Blue Mountain, Mississippi and completed her educational degree at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She taught in La Porte City, Albion, and Tama, Iowa.
She was married to Harold Blake on October 11, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri. They eventually settled in Toledo, Iowa where they raised their seven children.
Upon retirement they moved to Plano, Texas and later to McAllen, Texas. They returned to Iowa in 1988 and resided in Iowa City.
Lauralee belonged to the Toledo American Legion Auxiliary and was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and the Senior Center in Iowa City.
Lauralee, a devoted mother and grandmother, is survived by her seven children: Jeri Lee (Cleon) Melsa of Crookston, Minnesota; Jacqueline (Allen) Kloess of Iowa City; Larry (Jan) Blake of Iowa City; Barbara (Robert) Hagerty of Deep River; Peggy (Michael) Mumford of Rockwall, Texas; Debbie Patton of Thornton, Colorado; and Trudy (Joel) Ebersole of Arvada, Colorado. Lauralee is blessed with 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brother Frank (Betty) Silver of St. Simon Island, GA., and many nieces and nephews.
Lauralee was preceded in death by her parents Virgina and Frank Silver, her husband Harold, an infant son Harold Jr., and her sister Jacqueline (Silver) Bear.
From: Iowa City Press-Citizen.com, Sept. 21, 2010
Created by: Sue
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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