Effingham Daily News
---- — Alice M. Blake, 92 of Effingham, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Alice was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Effingham, the daughter of Clem Sr. and Ethlyn (Bradley) Thoele. She graduated from St. Anthony High School in 1937. Alice then married Landis H. Blake Sr. on July 5, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo. She enjoyed dancing, camping, fishing and reading mysteries.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Robert) Blair of Edgewood; son, Randy (Audrey) of Effingham; sister, Margaret Cohee of California; sister-in-law, Rose Thoele of Florida; son-in-law, Merle Ragan; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Grace; husband, Landis; son, Landis Jr.; daughter, Linda Ragan; brother, Clem Thoele Jr.; four sisters, Burnadine Newport, Ethlyn Cooper, Onita Causey and Genevieve File; and one great-grandson, Reece Grupe.
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