In memory of
Phyllis Blakeslee
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In memory of
Phyllis Blakeslee
Phyllis May Blakeslee Phyllis May Blakeslee passed peacefully to her heavenly home on April 13, 2019, just two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. She lived a full and blessed life. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Jerome A. Blakeslee Sr., of Brodheadsville. Phyllis's last years were spent in the care of the wonderful folks of the Easton Home, the Westminster Village, and St. Luke's Hospice. Her surviving family includes daughter, Susan J. Borden and her husband, Paul, of Sulphur, LA, and three sons, Jerome A. Blakeslee and his wife, Bonnie, of Easton, Ross F. Blakeslee and his wife, Valerie, of Brodheadsville, and James S. Blakeslee and his wife, Mary Louise, of Lehighton. Phyllis was known as Nammy to her nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. To her numerous nieces and nephews she was known as Aunt Toots. Phyllis was born in Arcola, IL, on May 2, 1921, the fifth of six children of Ross and Edna Rusk. The family later moved to Urbana, IL, where Phyllis graduated from Urbana High School and later attended the University of Illinois. She met the love of her life, Jerome, on a blind date in 1943. Jerome had left the family farm in Blakeslee to train as a fighter mechanic in the Army Air Corps at Chanute Field in nearby Rantoul, IL. They were married on Sept. 17, 1944, in Urbana while Jerome was home on leave from his duties in North Africa and Italy where he was a crew chief for the P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs of the 325th Fighter Group. At the end of WWII the couple moved to Monroe County to raise their family. The family will receive friends wishing to celebrate Phyllis's life on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the Kresge Funeral Home, 1763 Route 209, Brodheadsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed be internment at Green Ridge Cemetery. Phyllis was a long time member of the St. Luke's Cherry Valley Methodist Church, and reception will immediately follow at the Cherry Valley Methodist Church educational building, 1238 Kemmertown Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donatsions be made to the Green Ridge Cemetery Association, c/o Bobbie Snyder, 109, Snyder Lane, Brodheadsville, PA 18322. www.kresgefuneralhome.com William S. Kresge Funeral Home 1763 US Hwy 209 Brodheadsville, PA 18322 (570) 992-4766
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In memory of
Phyllis Blakeslee
Phyllis May Blakeslee Phyllis May Blakeslee passed peacefully to her heavenly home on April 13, 2019, just two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. She lived a full and blessed life. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Jerome A. Blakeslee Sr., of Brodheadsville. Phyllis's last years were spent in the care of the wonderful folks of the Easton Home, the Westminster Village, and St. Luke's Hospice. Her surviving family includes daughter, Susan J. Borden and her husband, Paul, of Sulphur, LA, and three sons, Jerome A. Blakeslee and his wife, Bonnie, of Easton, Ross F. Blakeslee and his wife, Valerie, of Brodheadsville, and James S. Blakeslee and his wife, Mary Louise, of Lehighton. Phyllis was known as Nammy to her nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. To her numerous nieces and nephews she was known as Aunt Toots. Phyllis was born in Arcola, IL, on May 2, 1921, the fifth of six children of Ross and Edna Rusk. The family later moved to Urbana, IL, where Phyllis graduated from Urbana High School and later attended the University of Illinois. She met the love of her life, Jerome, on a blind date in 1943. Jerome had left the family farm in Blakeslee to train as a fighter mechanic in the Army Air Corps at Chanute Field in nearby Rantoul, IL. They were married on Sept. 17, 1944, in Urbana while Jerome was home on leave from his duties in North Africa and Italy where he was a crew chief for the P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs of the 325th Fighter Group. At the end of WWII the couple moved to Monroe County to raise their family. The family will receive friends wishing to celebrate Phyllis's life on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. from the Kresge Funeral Home, 1763 Route 209, Brodheadsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed be internment at Green Ridge Cemetery. Phyllis was a long time member of the St. Luke's Cherry Valley Methodist Church, and reception will immediately follow at the Cherry Valley Methodist Church educational building, 1238 Kemmertown Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donatsions be made to the Green Ridge Cemetery Association, c/o Bobbie Snyder, 109, Snyder Lane, Brodheadsville, PA 18322. www.kresgefuneralhome.com William S. Kresge Funeral Home 1763 US Hwy 209 Brodheadsville, PA 18322 (570) 992-4766
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Brodheadsville, PA 18322
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