On Saturday, March 3, 2007, our mother, Dale E. Blair, went home to be with the Lord.
Dale was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Willoughby, Ohio, to Samuel L. and Lola (Craft) Adams, now deceased. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1942 and was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Bellevue, where she had formerly been in charge of the church funeral dinners. Mrs. Blair had worked at the GE Plant in Bellevue and had been a cook for the Bellevue School District, retiring in 1972. As a superb baker, she supplied numerous wedding cakes and Christmas cookies to neighbors and friends in the Bellevue area.
Her survivors include her two sons, Dennis (Mary Kay) Blair and Douglas (Beth) Blair, all of Bellevue; five grandchildren, Richard and Eric Blair, Jillian (Derrick) Martin, Laura (Caine) Newkirk and Kendall Billman; and three great-grandchildren, Anakah Blair and Hannah and Michael Martin; and brothers, Emery (Vera) Adams of Greenwich and Samuel (Laureen) Adams of Flat Rock, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence G. Blair Jr., whom she married March 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death April 19, 1985; brothers, Francis, Donald and Marion Adams; and sisters, Geraldine Foy, Beatrice Bortner and Faye Walters.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in Auxter Funeral Home, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul United Church of Christ, with The Rev. Dr. Robert Bottoms officiating. Burial will follow in Bellevue City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ or Stein Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to auxterfuneralhomes.com.