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 Barbara Jean “Babs” <I>Freimuth</I> Blattner

Barbara Jean “Babs” Freimuth Blattner

Death 23 Oct 2016 (aged 94)
Burial Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 16, Lot 936
Memorial ID 106248491 · View Source
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Blattner, Barbara Jean (nee Freimuth); known as Jeanne to her family and "Babs" to her friends; born March 29, 1922; died Sunday, October 23, 2016.

Beloved wife of the late Robert Garnet "Buddy" Blattner; loving mother of Barbara (Charles) Young, Deborah (Gerald Belka) Knop, and Donna (Don) Whitcomb; dear grandmother of Brodie (Emily) Knop, Robert (Shelli) Thomson, Brom (Sara) Knop, Cameron Thomson, Tanner Tassey, Dylan (Janna) Whitcomb and Keaton Whitcomb; blessed great-grandmother of Greyson, Brexon, Jule, and Hart Knop, Olivia and Alex Thomson, Kaycee and Brooklyn Whitcomb; dear sister-in-law, aunt, and friend to many.

Babs met her husband, announcer Buddy Blattner in high school. Buddy's baseball career took them around the country. After WWII they returned to St. Louis. Their three daughters were born here and Buddy became the announcer for the St. Louis Hawks basketball team. Babs temporarily moved the family to Los Angeles as Buddy became the announcer for the California Angels. But the family's heart was in the Midwest and eventually, the Blattner's moved to Lake of the Ozarks where they became socially involved in the Lake community. They wintered in Ft. Myers, FL and the gregarious and friendly Babs made a whole new set of friends and acquaintances.

Babs was a proud and life long member of the 4-5-6 club, an offshoot of her husband's involvement with the 1-2-3 club, as well as the Hawkettes, wives of the St. Louis Hawks sports franchise.

Her winning smile, friendly ways and sharp sense of humor marked Babs' entire life.

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  • Maintained by: Silver Spark
  • Originally Created by: Bill Lee, The Baseball Undertaker
  • Added: 5 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106248491
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Jean “Babs” Freimuth Blattner (29 Mar 1922–23 Oct 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106248491, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Silver Spark (contributor 46915372) .