Died: January 6, 2013
Stephen J. Blakeley, 65, of Easton, passed away at his home at 9:47 a.m. on Sunday, January 06, 2013. He was born September 12, 1947 in Springfield, IL to Earl and Margaret Jean (Wrestler) Blakeley Jr. He married Violet Thomas on February 14, 1981 at the Bath Methodist Church.
Mr. Blakeley is survived by his wife, Violet, of Easton, son Terry (Holly) Blakeley, of Havana, three grandchildren, Carly Olivia Raubun, Carson Jay Blakeley, Shane Anthony Turner and five brothers, Larry (Sue) Blakeley of Pekin, Mike (Kathy) Blakeley of Chandlerville, Rick (Janis) Blakeley of Bath, Kevin Blakeley of Havana and Mark Blakeley of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Mr. Blakeley was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He had worked as a mill operator for National Standard in Havana for 32 years. He loved his children and grandchildren. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War.
Funeral services will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 with visitation one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow the services at Bath Cemetery. Rev. Duane Turley will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Veterans Association. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com.
Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.