|Birth: ||Jan. 12, 1911|
|Death: ||May 28, 1996|
L. EUGENE BLADES, 85
L. Eugene (Gene) Blades, 85, formerly of 808 W Riverside Ave., died Tuesday in Liberty Village Health Care after a long illness.
Mr. Blades was born in Madison County and moved to Delaware County in 1916. He graduated from Gaston High School in 1930. He moved to Pennville and become a dairy farmer. He worked at Indiana Boys School, Plainfield, Indiana Masonic Home, Franklin, and City Board of Health, Munice, before he became a dairy inspector for the Indiana board of Health until retiring in 1973.
He was a member of DeSoto United Methodist Church; Pennville Masonic Lodge 212, where he was a past master, Murpah Shrine; past patron of Pennville Eastern Star; Fort Wayne Scottish Rite; Moose Lodge 33; Ledgion of Moose, and a former member of Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Fanchon Davis Schounce, Muncie; six grandchildren, Michele Rinker and Jill Lewis, both of Munice, Kaline Schounce, Indianapolis, Timothy Davis, Alabama, Rhonda Cooper, Chicago and Kurk Davis, Atlanta, Ga,; seven great-grandchildren and three cousins, John W. Harrold (wife: Alice) Munice, Mike Harrold, Farmland and J.D. Harrold, Warshaw.
His wife, Marie Blades, died in 1991. His parents, Chester L. and Estella B. Cranfill Blades, and a stepson, William E. Davis, are also deceased.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in Meeks Mortuary. Emtombment will be in Elm Ridge Mausoluem.
Calling will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday and before services Friday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, East Central Indiana Division, 1901 W. Royale Drive, Munice 47304-2265, or DeSoto United Methodist Church, 6309 N. Delaware County Road 500 E. Munice 47303.
Published in The Star Press Wednesday May 29, 1996 PG20 C2.
Obit provided to me by,
Munice Public Library,
301 East Jackson Street
Chester L. Blades (1892 - 1959)
Estella Blanche Cranfill Blades (1889 - 1973)
M Marie Blades (1906 - 1991)*
Elm Ridge Memorial Park
Plot: South Crypt 58 or 63
Created by: Terrie Cranfill Jackson
Record added: Aug 12, 2013
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