Nina Jean Blades, 81, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at St. Francis Medical Center..
She was born on Feb. 21, 1930 in Sikeston, Mo., to Guy E. and Jessie Abshire Reed .
She and Hurel E. Blades were married Sunday, August 22, 1948 at Osceola, Ark. He died in 1994.
She was a Service Representative for Southwestern Bell for many years in Dexter, Mo., before retiring and moving to Cape Girardeau in 1999.
She was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and former member of First Baptist Church in Dexter, where she was active in the church and Sunday school.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Stubblefield of Tupelo, Miss.; her sister, Geraldine Graham of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two granddaughters, Heather McFarland of Lee's Summit, Mo. and Tami McFarland of Park Hills, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Kyle McFarland and Kaleb McFarland; two nieces, Marilyn (Ray) Duffey of Cape Girardeau and Brenda (Phil) Johnson of Valrico, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating.
Burial will follow at Dexter City Cemetery in Dexter, Mo..
Memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, Kan. 66601.