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Ruth Elaine Kellogg Blazier, 80, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at home in Audubon, PA. Her childhood was spent on a ranch in eastern Colorado. She attended Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas before marrying Kenneth Blazier. Eventually she got her Doctorate of Education degree from Nova University in 1988. Elaine’s professional focus was early childhood education. Some of the highlights of her career include serving as Director of St. David’s Nursery School (St. David’s, PA) from 1976 to 1987, starting Calvary Baptist Church’s Children’s Learning Center (Norristown, PA) in 1980, and teaching parenting classes around Southeastern PA. Elaine was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Norristown, from 1967-2004, then Wayne Presbyterian Church from 2004. Her retirement years were lived at Shannondell at Valley Forge, where she took classes and kept the needlework group organized. Elaine is survived by three children: Lynnette (Gordon Thayer) of Colorado, Greg of Chadds Ford, PA and Kyle (Marla) of Gilbertsville, PA; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Wood (Ben) of Colorado and one brother, John Kellogg (Pam) of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, parents, sister Maxine Coonts, and brother Kenneth Kellogg. Her memorial service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:00 am at Shannondell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Kenneth and Elaine Blazier Endowed Scholarship Fund, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Published in The Times Herald on Nov. 1, 2017
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