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Irene A. BlazeyIrene A. Blazey, 88, of Loup City, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Pastor Doug DeNeui will officiate. Visitation with the casket open will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the cemetery on Saturday. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Blazey was born on Oct. 16, 1924, near Sargent, the daughter of Joe and Anna (Klanecky) Vavra. She was united in marriage to John Blazey on Feb. 10, 1947, at Ord. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1974. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann White of Loup City; and two grandchildren, Jake Skorniak, Jr. of Denver and Julie Morse of Seattle, WA. Irene attended rural school in the Sargent and Burwell areas and later moved with her family to Ord, where she worked at the Ord Bakery. After her marriage to John, the couple first lived in Loup City and then moved to Ord for one year before returning to Loup City where John worked as a mechanic. Irene worked for many years at the J&L Cafe in Loup City. She also worked at Delicious Foods in Grand Island and did custodial work at Westside Park in Loup City before her retirement. She continued to live in her home until moving to Rose Lane Home in Loup City. After moving to Rose Lane she loved playing Bingo and sewing. Irene loved spending time outdoors in her yard, tending to her flowers and large vegetable garden. She always wished it could be Summer year round! She also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and polka music was her favorite type of music. She also loved her faithful companion, a cat named Zoe. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Eldon and Henry Vavra. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
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