Eilene H. Blake, 76, of West Union, Ohio, died Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near Ripley. She was born December 29, 1935 in Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by parents, Harry Joseph and Catherine Helen (Donohue) Kessler; and two brothers: Thomas and Robert Kessler.
She is survived by husband, C. Robert Blake of West Union; two sons, Robert A. (Ann) Blake of West Union and Michael J. (Lisa) Blake of Kingsport, Tennessee; daughter, Kathleen (Ronald) Hill of Liberty Township in Adams County; five grandchildren: Rebecca Blake Lewis, Kelly Blake Caraway, Kathryn Blake, Mary Hill, and Hannah Hill, all of West Union; many nephews and nieces.
She retired from Blake Pharmacies in Adams County where she was a buyer. She was the former owner and operator of Blake’s Hallmark Shop in West Union.
She was a 1954 graduate of Hughes High School in Cincinnati. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in West Union; a former leader of West Union Cub Scout Pack No. 260; a member of the O.E.S. Chapter No. 246; and a former Advisory Board Member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls - Adams County Assembly No. 177.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Adams
County, Inc., P.O. Box 245, West Union, OH 45693 or to The First Presbyterian Church, 104 South Second Street, West Union, Ohio 45693
The funeral service is Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church in West Union under the direction of Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union.
The visitation is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.
The interment is at Kirker Cemetery in Liberty Township.