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Patricia R. Blum

February 17, 1937 June 7, 2019
Patricia R. Blum
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Obituary for Patricia R. Blum

Patricia Blum, age 82, of Sullivan, MO passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Life Care Center of Sullivan.

Patricia Rose was born February 17, 1937 in Japan, MO, the daughter of Forest and Rose Blankenship (Strothkamp). She grew up and attended school at Holy Martyrs School in Japan, as well as Sullivan High School. After high school, Pat married Marvin Blum on April 30, 1955 at Holy Martyrs Church in Japan. To this union, two sons were born, Ronald and Robert. Marvin and Pat raised their family in Bourbon and then eventually moved to Spring Bluff. Pat was a tremendous farm wife who was very involved in raising their chickens and cattle, as well as butchering and preparing the most wonderful of feasts. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening and was especially known for being a wonderful cook. Pat truly loved the precious time she had with her grandchildren, especially babysitting them when they were younger.

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Marvin Blum of Sullivan; one son, Ron Blum and wife, Karen, of St. Clair, MO; four grandchildren: Jennifer Banderman and husband, Matthew, of Eureka, MO, Lance Blum and wife, Ashwina, of Tampa, FL, Douglas Blum of Sullivan, MO, and Emilie Blum of Sullivan, MO; three great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Georgia and Cohen; daughter-in-law, Regina Blum of Sullivan, MO; two brothers, Larry Blankenship and wife, Betty, and Andy Blankenship and wife, Joette, all of Sullivan; two sisters, Margaret “Peg” Davis and husband, Robert, of Sullivan, MO, and Marilyn Landwehr of Columbia, MO; numerous nieces & nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert “Bob” Blum; her parents, Forest and Rose Blankenship; three brothers: William “Bill”, Donald, and Bob Blankenship; and a sister, Norma Jean Biehl.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM, Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan, with Father Paul Telken officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Sullivan.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

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All arrangements are under the care of Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan, MO.

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4:00 PM 6/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/13/2019 8:00:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Eaton Funeral Home
347 N. Clark Sullivan 63080 MO
United States





11:00 AM 6/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

201 W. Springfield Rd.
Sullivan, MO 63080

St. Anthony Catholic Church
201 W. Springfield Rd. Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

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St. Anthony Cemetery Final Resting Place

Acid Mine Road
Sullivan, MO 63080

Acid Mine Road Sullivan 63080 MO
United States

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