Aug. 16, 1924 — May 1, 2018
Jeraldine Ruth Blakeman, 93, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at a local health care facility.
The Coal Grove, Ohio native was born Aug. 16, 1924, the daughter of the late Ralph and Bess Haskins Nourse.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James S. Blakeman, whom she married on Oct. 28, 1944.
Jeraldine was a graduate of Coal Grove High School and an assistant chief operator of Ohio Bell Telephone Company, where she worked for 10 years. She was also a self-employed seamstress and started the Vacation Bible School program at Sugar Creek Church in 1960. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church, but she was very active in all the churches she attended.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James M. Blakeman; and two baby brothers, Ralph “Bud” Jr. and Gary “Scoop;” and a sister, Norma Lou Bruce.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet (Ronnie) Kerns, of Ironton; two sisters, Sue Carey, of Coal Grove, and Carol Nourse, of Columbus; grandchildren, Mark Kerns, Jeffrey L.(Heather) Kerns and Heidi (Bobby) Cox; great-grandchildren, Brittany Kerns, Erynn Malone, Nathan (Megan) Kerns, Madison (Todd) McDaniel and Jordan Sheridan; great-great-grandchildren, Chloe and Dreydan Kerns, Nora Jones and Callie Mae Kerns; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. 7th St. Ironton, with Pastor Matt O’Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice. To offer the family condolences, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Carl Patrick, 52, of Waverly, died Thursday May 3, 2018, at his home. His care has been entrusted to Brown Funeral Chapel of Ironton. www.brownfuneralchapel.org
Terry Lee Corbin, 61, of Ironton, died at Franklin Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Phillips Funeral Home. www.phillipsfuneralhome.net
Eddie Fulks, 81, of Crown City, died Thursday, May 3, 2018, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is handling arrangements. www.ehallfuneralhome.com
Steven C. Cochran, 65, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his home. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall
Helen Nichols, 92, of Proctorville, died Friday, May 4, 2018, at home. Hall Funeral Home and crematory, Proctorville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. www.timeformemory.com/hall
Michael Singer, 37, Huntington, died Friday, May 4 at the Wyngate at RiversEdge in Proctorville. Hall Funeral Home and crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete. www.timeformemory.com/hall
Tonya Hall, 63, of Proctorville, died Thursday, May 3, 2018, at home. Hall Funeral Home and crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall
Edna Johnson, 88, of Crown City, died Thursday May 3, 2018, at her residence. Hall Funeral Home and crematory, Proctorville, is in charge of arrangements. www.timeformemory.com/hall