Blase, Clare Mairia passed away Dec. 14, 2012, peacefully in her sleep, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Beloved daughter of John and Cindy Blase, sister of Brendan and Nicholas Blase, and grandchild of William and Rosemary Blase and the late Lefty and Mickey Smith. She departed us and became our sweet angel just four days shy of her 15th birthday. The quintessential lover of life with the most beautiful smile, she accomplished more in her short time here on earth than most of us can ever imagine. Clare loved her family, friends, and teachers, and performing on stage to the very end brought her such joy. Her amazing faith, spirit, and determination to fight through her disease were an inspiration to countless people around the world. She will remain forever in our hearts. View and post memories of Clare at www.caringbridge.org/visit/clareblase/guestbook
Services: Visitation Tue., Dec. 18, at KUTIS FUNERAL HOME, 10151 Gravois Rd., 1-9pm. Funeral mass Wed., Dec. 19, for Clare's family and friends at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 7622 Sutherland Ave., at 3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated for the Clare Blase Memorial Scholarship Fund, Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119.