Laura Lee Blakeney, a former, longtime resident of Dexter, most recently a resident of Las Vegas, Nev., died on April 27, 2011.
Laura Lee was born in Murphysboro, Ill. on June 13, 1918 to Thomas and Margaret Wright. She married the late Jon Holly Kelly and of that union four children were born: Patrick Holly Kelly, Linda Lee Kelly Lee, Karen Kelly Garcia and Sheila Kelly Brown. Laura Lee later married the late Diamond William Blakeney. In her earlier life Laura Lee enjoyed golf at the Dexter Hidden Trails Country Club, bridge and bingo. She also enjoyed caring for and hearing about her 10 grandchildren including Larrie Ann Brown and Tracie Lee Brown Seabaugh. The family will hold a private celebration of her life at a later date.