Virginia Blades

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Virginia Rose Blades, nee Berquez, 77, of Fayetteville, IL, born September 4, 1940, in Coello, IL, died Friday, April 27, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Karl William Blades, whom she married on October 13, 1962, and who died June 17, 2016; and her parents, Paul and Harriett, nee Pinchon, Berquez.

Surviving are her children, Julie (Jeff) Glauber of Fayetteville, IL,  Steven (Peggy) Blades of Fayetteville, IL, Paul Darren (Danette) Blades of Mascoutah, IL, and Karla (Geoff Kiefer) Blades of Fayetteville, IL;
Seven grandchildren, Nicki and Brian Glauber, Stephen and Annie Blades, Jacob and Dylan Blades, and, Zoe Blades;
and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Private cremations services were held.

Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


2 Comments on Virginia Blades

Three Angels Broadcasting Network said : Guest Report May 01, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Elisa, we are so sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Love, Your 3ABN Family

  • West Frankfort
  • IL
Fay said : Guest Report May 01, 2018 at 12:25 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom hopefully you all will be able to find peace knowing your mom is at peace .praying for you all hugs

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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