Thelma Blacketer

Born: Tue., Aug. 12, 1913
Died: Mon., Sep. 26, 2011

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Mrs. Thelma Blacketer, age 98 of Robinson, formerly of Danville, Il, passed to eternal refreshment in the paradise of God on Sept. 26, 2011 at the Crawford County Convalescent Center, Robinson, IL.

She was born August 12, 1913 in West Frankfort, IL, to Lyle Commodore and Anna Nora (Hungate) Reed. She attended school in Benton, IL and in 1933 married Reverend Venice E. Blacketer who preceded her in death in January 1967. Thelma was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother Claude Reed and a sister Madge Frailey.

Surviving Mrs. Blacketer are a son, Robert L. Blacketer of Danville, IL., three grandchildren and spouses Tammy & Terry Thompson of Oblong, IL; Wendy and Jim Taylor of Livermore, CA; and Robert M. & Tina Blacketer of Ladera Ranch, CA. Also surviving are five great grandchildren Christine and Christopher Thompson, Samantha Jerrell, Alex Taylor and Robert V. Blacketer.

Mrs. Blacketer, along with her husband, served in many churches in Medcalf, Benton, Kewanee, Danville, Lombard and Wilmington, IL. She was especially interested and active in foreign missions and was a Youth Group Leader and a Missionary Society Leader for the Nazarene Church. Following the death of her husband and in her later years, she was a member of the Crawford County Senior Citizen's Choir and played Piano and sang in the Church Choir.

Finally, after years of suffering failing health, she has joined her husband in her eternal home in that land beyond the skies, not made with human hands. Although she will be sadly missed by her immediate family, her church family and her many friends, we know that she is enjoying eternal refreshment in that realm beyond the sky. May we who survive her be more strongly bound in the ties of union and friendship.

As per her wishes, Mrs. Blacketer's body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 2212 N. Vermillion St., Danville, Illinois will be held on Saturday October 8, 2011 at 10:00 am, with interment of cremated remains in Vermillion Grove Cemetery, Vermillion Grove, IL following the services at the church. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Blacketer's memory may be made to the Missionary Society of the First Church of the Nazarene, 2212 N. Vermillion St., Danville, IL. 61832.

Local arrangements were entrusted to Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL and on-line condolences may be sent to the family at or by calling 217-497-3833.

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