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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin - Chillicothe, IL
  • Obituary: Irene Blair, 96, Chillicothe

  • Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
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  • Irene E. Blair, 96, of Chillicothe died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.
    Born July 19, 1916, in Chillicothe to Willis and Edith (Moats) Burnett, she married Leonel R. Blair. He preceded her in death.
    Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Clyde, Willard and Pete.
    Surviving is one son, Russell (Susan) Blair of Deer Lodge, Mont.; and one grandson, Matthew Blair.
    She had various jobs throughout her 96 years: Holmes Hybrid, Princess Peggy in downtown Chillicothe, Brown Lynch Scott appliance store and the Chillicothe Root Beer Stand.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Michael Robison will officiate. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Chillicothe Fire Department.
    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.

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