Mary Francis Blair of Potosi, Missouri went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 23, 2019 having reached the age of ninety-three years, six months and ten days. Mary was born on November 13, 1925 in Potosi, a daughter of the late John and Lula Gilliam. On March 27, 1943, Mary was united in marriage to Ronie Blair and six children were born to this union.
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Mary is survived by four daughters: JoAnn (Sonny) Haguewood, Brenda Eaton, Carolyn (Jon) Caldwell, Marilyn (Roger) Faulkner; twelve grandchildren: Michelle (Marty) Boyer, Janette (Dave) Hoffman, Kim (Kermit) Turner, Pam (Travis) Wilkinson, Jason Eaton, Jamie (Kami) Haguewood, Bradley Blair and Roz, Kyle (Becca) Faulkner, Kory (Mycah) Faulkner, Blair (Brian) Ziegler, Seth Caldwell and Kristen (Travis) Massie; great grandchildren: Lauren Laramore, Justin Laramore, Levi Cain, Abby Haguewood, Kayleigh Angle, Emma (Marscel) Thomas, Chase Boyer, Garrett Wilkinson, Jamison Haguewood, Tyson Eaton, Zane Hoffman, Wade Hoffman, Benjamin Haguewood, Justin Hoffman, Gideon Haguewood, Louis Blair, Samuel Blair, Annie Faulkner Graham Faulkner and soon to be Lincoln Massie; great great grandchildren: Jaelyn, Mason, Micah, Gracie, Kasen, Brynley, Kayden and soon to be baby Thomas; also surviving are other dear family member and many special friends.
In addition to Mary's parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronie Blair; daughter, Mary Carol Blair; son, Ronie "Buddy" Blair, Jr.; brothers and sisters: Alvie Gilliam, Jim Gilliam, Walter Gilliam, Daphy Shepard, Jeanie Trokey, Violet Blair and Beulah Williams.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 27, 2019 from 5-8 PM at the DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi; Visitation will resume on Tuesday morning at Potosi First Baptist Church from 9-11 AM.
A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11 AM at Potosi First Baptist Church with Bro. Jamie Haguewood officiating.
Interment will follow at Redbud Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi, MO.