Charles Emmons Blakeslee
Charles Emmons Blakeslee, 102, of Rockport, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rockport, Indiana.
Charles was born in St. Johns, Michigan on May 17, 1910 to the late Archer Hoy and Mary (Risley) Blakeslee.
Charles was a graduate of Michigan State University and Ohio State University. He held the title of Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University. He had been a County Extension Agent and Director of Meigs County, Ohio Regional Planning Commission. He was a 50 year member and past president of the Meigs County Library Board, co-founder of the Meigs County Historical Society, past president of the Ohio Association of Museum’s and Historical Societies, 50 year member of the Rotary Club, White House Council on Ageing participant, co-founder of Meigs County Council on Ageing and 50 year Grange member.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Lavender Blakeslee; Siblings, Levi Blakeslee, Leonard Blakeslee, Gordon Blakeslee, Bernice Rice; Son-in-law, Melvin Circle.
Charles is survived by his children, Patricia Ann Circle of Olathe, KS; Jennifer Sue Butcher of Rockport, IN; Grandchildren, Marianne Harra and her husband, Lance; Mark Emmons Circle and his wife, Lisa; Jeff Butcher and his wife, Angela; Julie DeWeese and her husband, Jason; Jessica Butcher and her fiancé, Phil Eisenburg; Joanna Casey and her husband, Justin; Eight great-grandchildren, Amanda Harra, Ryan Harra, Ethan Emmons Circle, Katherine Circle, Adelin Butcher, Lyla Butcher, Emma DeWeese, Elijah DeWeese; 17 Nieces and nephews; Special elder caregiver, Sally Adams.
Services are 11 A.M. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio. Burial is in Beech Grove Cemetery in Pomeroy, Ohio.
Visitation is from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana and from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. Thursday at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meigs County Library and the Meigs County Senior Citizens Center.
Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com