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 www.rennerfh.com.
Private cremations services were held.
Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.