Karla Blades

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Karla Blades, 52, of Fayetteville, IL, born May 16, 1971, in West Frankfort, IL, passed away peacefully Friday, September 1, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Karla was the bar owner of “The Nail” in New Athens, IL, for six years. Karla always had a smile on her face, was very outspoken, and had an amazing sense of humor. She loved being outdoors, going camping, swimming, and listening to music. She had a tremendous love for her family and friends. Karla was very selfless and enjoyed being there for her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Karl W. and Virginia R., nee Berquez, Blades.

She is survived by her daughter, Zoe Blades; three siblings, Julie (Jeff) Glauber, Steven (Peggy) Blades, and Paul Darren (Danette) Blades; a special friend, Larry Gale; her best friend, Lauren Brauer;her fur baby, Ruby; and dear nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Private services will be held at a later date.


15 Comments on Karla Blades

Michele French said : Guest Report Oct 13, 2023 at 8:39 PM

Such sad news passed to me today about Karla. She was my gal pal from Fayetteville. Had so much fun & laughs. Such a great smile she had. R.I. P. my friend. Condolences to her friends & family. 💌

  • Washington
  • Mo
Steve Akers said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2023 at 7:30 PM

I am very sad to hear of Karla's passing. I also grew up with Karla, just a few blocks away. I didn't even know she was I'll. We lost touch over the years, but I always managed to run into her. She had the best smile,and always welcomed me as an old friend every time I saw her. This really hit home with me, and it's hard knowing she's not out there smiling and laughing and spreading her jest for life. I will miss you Karla, and will see you on the other side......Steve Akers

  • Millstadt
  • Il.
St clair county bank pool league. said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2023 at 3:02 PM

Prayers sent to the family and friends of carla , we as bar owners and 3-5-8 players thank you for your hospitality you will be missed by all.

  • illinois
Pandora Cheatham said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2023 at 12:04 PM

A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sorrow.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Stan Sirtak said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2023 at 10:45 AM

My longtime Boogiemen and Boulderdash pal Karla, extremely fun loving person. Karla was always a great joy to be around. She made The Nail one of my favorite places to perform. Her never ending energy was always a site to behold, her longlist of friends is amazing. Will forever remember my Pal! Heaven has gained a beautiful angel for sure!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Nanette Campbell said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2023 at 9:24 AM

My heart aches for Zoey and all Karla's family and friends. She was always happy and had a positive attitude. She certainly enjoyed to travel. Karla will be greatly missed! ❤️✝️

  • Marissa
  • Il
milton1951@gmail.com said : Guest Report Sep 03, 2023 at 10:12 PM

So sad to hear this Prayers go out to the family and friends she always supported our Band and had many memories from playing down at the Nail she will be missed

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Marty Monroe said : Guest Report Sep 03, 2023 at 6:45 PM

So very sorry for Zoey, Julie, And Steve, and all of Karla's many, many friends. Her passing is a surprise. I will always remember her for her sweet n pretty smile. See ya on the other side Karla.

  • Fayetteville
  • IL.
Tina Winter said : Guest Report Sep 03, 2023 at 10:36 AM

So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers to the family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Vicki & Larry Rohde said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2023 at 10:29 PM

Our Deepest Sympathy to Zoe and family of Karla Blades.I was very saddened to hear of this news!

  • Mascoutah
  • Il.
Trish Abney said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2023 at 6:26 PM

My heart is so broken hearing you have left us. You never knew a stranger. You were a good friend to me. You will be deeply missed and are loved terribly.

  • Albuquerque
  • NM
Joyce and Mike Behrns said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2023 at 5:43 PM

With broken hearts we say good bye to a great woman and friend, Our prayers are for the family and for Karla to RIP

  • Fayetteville
  • Illinois
John & Sheila Barrale said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2023 at 4:26 PM

We are truly sorry to hear about your Mom Zoe. She was really sweet and fun to be around. She will be missed by many. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family. We have your family in out thoughts and prayers.

  • New Athens
  • Il
Curt Werner & Nancy Blackard said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2023 at 3:27 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Karla's passing. May God rest her soul in peace for Eternity!

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Arnold and Lisa Strawn said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2023 at 2:57 PM

Our prayers go out to Karla's Family and especially to her daughter Zoe, we've known Karla since we were all little kids and this comes as a vary hard shock that we won't get to see her in passing through town since we lived only 2 blocks from her....Rest easy friend see you in the next life

  • Fayetteville
  • Ill.

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