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Joan Blades

Seaford - Joan B. Bratten Blades, age 83, of Seaford, and formerly of Laurel, passed away on April 11, 2018 at the Lofland Park Center in Seaford. Born in Laurel, she is the daughter of the late Norris Stoakley and Ruth Bennett Stoakley.

Joan was retired from the Lower Shore Shelter Workshop as a mail clerk. She dearly loved her family and her great grandchildren were her greatest treasure. Joan loved to read, walk, dine and socialize with family and friends. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Laurel and had previously enjoyed attending Sunday school and fellowshipping at the prayer meetings on Wednesday evenings.

She is survived by her sons; Steven W. Bratten, and Keith Bratten and his wife Peggy all of Laurel, her daughters; Sandra K. Watson of Salisbury, and Kimberly Sheridan and her husband Jack of Laurel. Five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Horace Bratten. She is also preceded in death by her second husband Marion P. Blades.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West Street, Laurel, Delaware 19956. A viewing will be held from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at the funeral home. Reverend Allen Perdue, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel.

Contributions may be made in Mrs. Blades memory to: The , P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel, Delaware
Published in The Daily Times on Apr. 14, 2018
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