Obituary: Joan L. Blake

September 1, 1934 – July 19, 2020

Joan L. Blake, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. 

Born Sept. 1, 1934 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Reno and Eva (Clark) Blake.

She graduated from Smithville High School. 

Joan was a member of Grace Methodist Church and the White River Humane Society.

She had been a clerical worker, worked at Colonial Bakery for 21 years and had been an assistant at St. Vincent School.

Surviving are one brother, Ronnie Blake of Bedford; two sisters, Linda (Hulan) Sturgeon of Silverville and Juanita (Clifford) Morris of Bedford; and ten nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John D. Blake; and one sister, Ina Feathers.

Funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Visitation will be Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until noon. 

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