Ellen Southard Blayney Eastman
September 22, 1920 ‒ September 15, 2016
Ellen Southard Blayney Eastman, age 95, of Gambier passed away at her home on Thursday, September 15, 2016.
She was born on September 22, 1920 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Thomas and Mary (Hollister) Southard. Ellen was a 1938 graduate of Columbus North High School and also received her bachelor degree from The Ohio State University in 1941. She was the owner of Southard Supply in Columbus. Ellen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon and enjoyed playing bridge.
She is survived by her son Bob (Sylvia) Blayney of South Vienna; two daughters, Ruth (Harlan) Bockbrader of Columbus, Barbara (Bill) Blaschke of Gambier; her step children, Carole (Randy) Bentley, Marilyn Christ, Don (Barb) Eastman, Jan Eastman; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Earl Blayney; her former husband Virgil Eastman; her granddaughter Laura Ruth Bockbrader; her sister Mabel McDonald; and her brother Tom Southard.
Friends may call on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2-4PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home (619 E. High St., Mount Vernon). A celebration of life service will be held on Monday beginning at 11AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon with Rev. Dr. Irene Scaramazza (Kindred Hospice Chaplain) officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Rd., Suite 3, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 (or) Hollister Re-Entry Scholarship for Women at The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43221 (giveto.osu.edu 603257)
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