Imri E. Blaker
Imri E. Blaker, 64, well known farmer, of Kirby, died suddenly Monday evening, Dec. 23, 1946, at his home from a heart attack. Mr. Blaker had been in his usual health, and was sitting in a chair in the living room when he was seized with a heart attack and died.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born June 3, 1882, in Perry Township, a son of the late C. C. Blaker and Elizabeth Fordyce Blaker. He had followed farming all his life and prior to moving to the Kirby community had lived on a farm in the Ruff Creek section for 34 years. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church at Ruff Creek. Mr. Blaker was twice married. His first wife, Mary Tennant Blaker, died Oct. 9, 1933, and he was married Jan. 1, 1945, to Lillian Howard, who survives.
Besides his wife he leaves two sons and two daughters: Chester Blaker, Vernon Blaker, Mrs. Harry Garber and Mrs. Charles Walsh, all of Waynesburg. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Conner Stephens, of Blockton, Iowa; Mrs. Ralph Mattiford, of Clarksburg, W. Va., and Mrs. Snowden White, of Waynesburg. Two grandsons are serving in the armed forces overseas. They are S1c Charles W. Blaker, stationed on Guam, and Pfc Merle Blaker, stationed in Korea.
BLAKER - Funeral services for Imri E. Blaker, of Kirby, who died suddenly Monday evening, Dec. 23, 1946, will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, at 3:30 p.m., at the Weaver Funeral Home, West High street, with Rev. Jack Wyne in charge. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery at Ruff Creek. Friends will be received at the Weaver Funeral Home after 5 p.m. today.
Democrat Messenger, December 24, 1946 (Greene County, PA)
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