Earnestine Blessing (1935 - 2015)

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Earnestine M. Blessing
February 10, 1935 - September 25, 2015
Earnestine "Stine" Blessing, 80, of Smiths Ferry, went to meet the Lord on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the home of her daughter.
She began her life in Melrose, New Mexico on February 10, 1935 to Ernest and O. Maybelle Burdine. Her siblings were Betty Jean (Burdine) Baker, Martha Ann (Burdine) Berriochoa, and Tommy Carrol Burdine.
Her family move to Homedale, Idaho in the early 1940's at the age of 5 where she was raised until she married the love of her life, Robert Howard Blessing on February 17, 1952.
Stine enjoyed drawing, crafts, oil painting, knitting, and sewing. She crocheted many things for her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren and loved to teach her grandkids hot to make doilies and blankets. She loved to read and tell jokes and stories.
She enjoyed spending time at her cabin that she built with her husband in 1975. The cabin has been her home since 1995. Together with her husband, Stine helped build the Chapel in the Pines in Smith's Ferry. She enjoyed singing and especially loved sharing songs with her sweetheart. Her favorite songs were "I'll Fly Away", "His Eye is on the Sparrow", and "In the Garden". She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Homedale.
Stine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert H. Blessing, her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.
She is survived by her sons; Terry Blessing of Worley, ID and Robert Blessing of Whitefish , MT, daughters; Emily Barnhart of Sierra Vista, AZ, Sherry Barnhart of Smiths Ferry, ID, and Judy Harris of Idaho City, ID. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery, Marsing. Condolences may be sent to www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.

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Flahiff Funeral Chapels Inc
27 E Owyhee Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
(208) 337-3252
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Sept. 27, 2015