Josephine Yvonne Blair

Monday, January 29, 2018

Josephine Yvonne Blair, 85, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin.

She was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of Bernard and Ada Hester (Offutt) Cecil. On Jan. 24, 1953. She was united in marriage to Homer Blair, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Pam McDowell and her husband Ray (deceased) of South Greenfield, Monica Hoy and her husband David of Jefferson City, and Teresa Burleson and her husband Randy of Neosho; one brother, Bobby Cecil and his wife Carole of New Haven, Ky.; one sister, Dorothy Kirsch-Ulrich and her husband Bill of Bardstown, Ky.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Juanita Kirtley and her husband Hugh, Mary Evelyn Cecil and Barbara Ann Cecil.

She was an active member in her church and bridge clubs.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Burial was at Pennsboro Cemetery in South Greenfield.

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