Irene Blair

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CHILLICOTHE - Irene E. Blair, 96, of Chillicothe passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Heritage Health in Chillicothe, Ill.

She was born July 19, 1916, in Chillicothe, the daughter of Willis and Edith (Moats) Burnett. She married Leonel R. Blair. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Russell (Susan) Blair of Deer Lodge, Mont.; and one grandson, Matthew Blair.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three brothers, Clyde, Willard and Pete.

Irene had various jobs throughout her 96 years: Holmes Hybrid; Princess Peggy in downtown Chillicothe; Brown Lynch Scott appliance store; and the Chillicothe Root Beer Stand.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Michael Robison will officiate. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chillicothe Fire Department.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 26, 2013