Verna Blickenstaff

Verna M. Blickenstaff, 83, of Browning died at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Astoria Gardens & Rehab Center.

She was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Astoria, the daughter of Robert and Ethel Easley Farwell. She married Herbert Blickenstaff on May 11, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Aug. 16, 2003.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Robert Blickenstaff.

Surviving are two daughters, Pat (and Charles) Huston of Macomb and Carol (and Dale) Cassel of Pekin; two sons, Herbert Jr. (and Eileen) and David (and Marilyn), both of Browning; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Oniley (and Mary Ellen) Farwell of Astoria; two half brothers, Chester (and Jan) Farwell of Chillicothe and Ronald (and Letha) Farwell of Ottawa, Kan.; and one half sister, Marilee (and Ron) Hiatt of Chillicothe.

She and her husband farmed west of Bader for more than 50 years. She also was a custodian at Bader Grade School for three years and worked at PAG Seed Co. for several years.

She was a member of Bader Christian Church.

Services were held Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Robert Spencer officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in rural Astoria.

Memorials may be made to her church.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/26/2005

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