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Charles Emmons Blakeslee

ROCKPORT â€" Charles Emmons Blakeslee, 102, of Rockport passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor in Rockport.
Charles was born in St. Johns, Mich., 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 Museums and Historical Societies, 50-year member of the Rotary Club, White House Council on Aging participant, co-founder of Meigs County Council on Aging and 50-year Grange member.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Lavender Blakeslee; siblings Levi Blakeslee, Leonard Blakes-lee, Gordon Blakeslee and Bernice Rice and a son-in-law, Melvin Circle.
Charles is survived by his children, Patricia Ann Circle of Olathe, Kan., and Jennifer Sue Butcher of Rockport; his grandchildren, Marianne Harra and her husband, Lance, Mark Emmons Circle and his wife, Lisa, Jeff But-cher and his wife, Angela, Julie DeWeese and her husband, Jason, Jessica Butcher and her fiancé, Phil Eisenburg and Joanna Casey and her husband, Justin; eight great-grandchildren, Amanda Harra, Ryan Harra, Ethan Emmons Circle, Katherine Circle, Adeline Butcher, Lyla Butcher, Emma DeWeese and Eli DeWeese; 17 nieces and nephews and special elder caregiver, Sally Adams.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, (today) at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio. Burial is in Beech Grove Cemetery in Pomeroy, Ohio.
Visitation is from 9 until 11 a.m. today at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio.
Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport is handling local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Resource Center in Rockport.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.boultinghousefuneralhome.com.
Published in Spencer County Journal-Democrat on Apr. 4, 2013
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