Obituary and Service Information for Rita Mae Blanford

Blanford, Rita Mae

Date: Friday, December 17, 2010
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home, 900 N. Main, DeSoto

Date: Saturday, December 18, 2010
Time: 10:00 am

Service Location:
Mahn Funeral Home DeSoto Chapel

Yount Cemetery

In lieu of flowers you may donate to: C.A.R.E., Coalition for Animal Rescue & Education, P.O. Box 2203, Hillsboro, MO 63050

Rita Mae Blanford, of DeSoto, entered into rest on Monday, December 6, 2010 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born January 21, 1944, in East St. Louis, Illinois to the late William J. and Maude (Hillier) Stowers. She married Darrel W. Blanford, Sr. who preceded her in death.

Survived by her loving son; Darrel W. Blanford, Jr. of DeSoto; beloved daughters: Kimberly K. Huskey of Dittmer and Barbara R. Watson of DeSoto; brothers: Jim Kasson and Charles Stowers of Collinsville, Illinois; sister, Alice Benson of Herman; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son; Darren W. Blanford; a brother, William Stowers; 2 sisters: Lorraine Campbell and Edith Gombos.

Rita worked for Crunden Martin Manufacturing Company until her retirement. She enjoyed watching game shows and loved her family and pets.

Rev. Howard Tingle, Jr. of Madisonville, Kentucky will be officiating the funeral service.


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