Marie Blake
1947 - 2021
Celebration of Life
Jun, 4 2022
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Charlevoix Train Depot
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Frances Marie Blake, 74, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.
Marie was born February 18th, 1947 in Galesburg, IL. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Tony Blake, son Shawn Schrader (Kim), daughter-in-law Kristie Schrader, son Anthony Blake (Brianna), sisters Marcy Savage and Shirley Daves, grandchildren: Rebekah and Katy Schrader; Max, Eli and Vivian Schrader; and Devon, Hunter, Christian and Lily Blake, along with beloved dogs Molly and Muffin. She was preceded in death by her son Eric, her mom Lucille, and her dad Rex, along with several beloved aunts and uncles.
Marie was a devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her family, faith, friends, and dogs were her passions. Her grandchildren brought her much joy. She was immensely proud of her sons and grandchildren, and never missed an opportunity to tell them so.
Marie was strong. She survived a near fatal car accident ten years ago, relying on her faith and family for support. While in the hospital on a ventilator, she wrote a message to her visitors, 'I am blessed'. The severity of those injuries resulted in an early retirement from Davis Lab, where she had worked for 30 years.
No one was a stranger to Marie. She became a vital part of her communities in Michigan and Florida, supporting and befriending local shopkeepers, restaurants and businesses. She loved going to farmers' markets each week, where the vendors knew, and would set aside, her favorites. She loved making delicious jams and cookies and would generously share them with many lucky locals. Hospitality was her special gift and she welcomed guests into their homes, cooking for them, playing (winning) a game of euchre, and making all feel like a part of the family.
Marie's beautiful smile will always be remembered and Heaven has welcomed a new angel.
Marie's 'happy place' was Charlevoix, Michigan, where she and Tony spent their summers.
A celebration of Marie's life will be held in Charlevoix on June 4th, 2022, at the Charlevoix Train Depot from 4-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made, in Marie's name, to: Charlevoix County Community Foundation, PO Box 718, East Jordan, MI 49727: Keep Charlevoix Beautiful Fund. Make your check payable to the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. Or to Samaritan's Purse at https://www.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 28, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Charlevoix Train Depot
Charlevoix , FL
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Marie was a special lady! When visiting our family in Florida we always made a visit to see Marie and Tony! She was so sweet and had a way of making you feel comfortable and like you had always known her. We will miss her. Our prayers are with Tony and the rest of her family and close friends.
November 28, 2021
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