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Thelma E. Blakemore

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Thelma E. Blakemore Obituary
BLAKEMORE, THELMA E., 91, died Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014.

Thelma was born at Buckner, KY, the only child of the late Merritt and Hattie B. Lewis Rankin. She was a former employee of Vermont American.

A longtime member of Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, Thelma was a former member of the Elder Sprites Dance Troupe and Young at Heart. She was a volunteer at the Ky. Center for the Arts for 18 years and was an accomplished ballroom dancer. As a dancer, she participated in many dance shows in local nursing homes, the state fair and on television.

She is survived by Harold and Sue Smith of LaGrange, longtime friends and caregivers.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, with the visitation beginning one hour before at 1p.m. Entombment is private.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to her church or the donor's favorite charity.


Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 3, 2014
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