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Mary Louise Blake

Mary Louise Blake, 84, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2016 in her home. She was born on September 9, 1931 in Maumee, Ohio to Russell and Ethel (Green) Mason. On November 19, 1949, she married her high school sweetheart, James H. Blake. He passed away on April 23, 1999 just a few months before their 50th wedding anniversary.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She and Jim enjoyed traveling with the Coachman Club and spent many years at their cottage on Nettle Lake. Mary enjoyed playing cards with her friends for several years. She dedicated many years to help care for her grandchildren. She was a member of Faithful Temple #250 Pythian Sisters and former member of the Swanton Fire Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Blake, Ken (Delia) Blake, Bob Blake, Bruce (Diane) Blake and Janet (Whitey) Taylor; grandchildren, Jamie Blake, Lesley (Trent) McRitchie, Chris (Madalyn) Blake, Erin (John) Bennett, Rick Shipman, Joshua (Jenny) Blake, Christy (Wella) Johnson, Melanie (Doug Nelson) Blake, Ben Blake, Xavier Taylor and Miranda (Ben Ellsworth) Taylor; great-grandchildren, Brieanna and Manny Johnson, Harley and Kassandra Blake, and Evelyn Blake; as well as her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Mary Ellen Mason and many nieces and nephews.

Per Mary's wishes, she has donated her body to UTMC. A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 21st at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church-Fellowship Hall, 210 N. Main St. in Swanton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton Fire and Rescue, 432 Church St., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Memorial Service: Sunday, August 21st at 4:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church

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Janet & Whitey & families. So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.

Diane Koepfer Aug 8 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to read of your family's great loss. I've always found comfort from the promise at Revelation 21:4. In the near future God "will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore". My deepest condolences are with your family.

Devan Lamy Aug 3 2016 12:00 AM

Bruce, Diane, Christy, Mel & Ben - our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We love you!

Dave, Debby, Jeff, Lizz & Andrew Jackson Aug 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen and Mike Green Aug 2 2016 12:00 AM

Mary was a great neighbor. We shared many a cup of tea or over the fenceconversatio. She'll be missed.sorr.y for your lossl

Maureen schell Aug 1 2016 12:00 AM

Would like to send sincere condolences to the Blake family for the loss of you dear loved one. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Aug 1 2016 12:00 AM

My family would like to send sincere condolences to the Blake family for the loss of you dear loved one. May you find comfort and hope from the bible promise at Isaiah 25:8. Pray constantly, avoid isolation,and lean on God as you cope during this most difficult time.

Richardson Family Jul 31 2016 12:00 AM

Janet & Whitey, we are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. We'll be thinking of you and hoping your memories, family & friends bring you comfort.

Barb & Charlie Guess Jul 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Bruce, Diane, Christy, Melanie and Ben! We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. May God's loving arms be wrapped around you and give you peace in the days ahead.

Tim and Cathy Dancer Jul 29 2016 12:00 AM