Loeta M. Blair, 82


Loeta M. Blair, 82, of Nokomis, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. at Nokomis Rehab and Healthcare in Nokomis.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Nokomis.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Nokomis.

Mrs. Blair was born May 25, 1938, in Pana, the daughter of  John and Irene (Westphal) Slaughter. She married Melvin G. Blair on Oct. 4, 1958, in the rectory in Nokomis, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2009.

She loved being a wife, farmwife, military wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.  Her hobbies included attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events, her class reunions, and especially volunteering at the BRS Museum in Nokomis and traveling. 

She is survived by one son, John (Nancy) Blair of Chicago; one daughter, Helen Blair-Cearlock of Nokomis; and one granddaughter, Emily (Nathan) Nave of Coffeen.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandson, Sean G. Cearlock in May of 2010.

Memorials may be made to BRS Museum or the Montgomery County Cancer Association (MCCA).

Online condolences may be left at www.stiehldawsonfh.com. 


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