CLAFLIN — Nedra Ann Blazek, 78, died Aug. 25, 2016, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Oct. 27, 1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was the daughter of Roy Lee and Mary (Turner) Clay. In 1955, she graduated from Great Bend High School and in 1957 from then St. Rose Hospital School of Nursing. On Jan. 11, 1959, she married Harold “Boots” Blazek in Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2013. She worked in nursing for 42 years, retiring from Ellinwood District Hospital in 1999.
Mrs. Blazek was a former member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Claflin.
Survivors include three children, Mark Blazek and his wife Becky of Salina, Joe Blazek of Great Bend, and Kristi Blazek and her husband Greg Burkhart of Palmer Lake, Colo.; four grandchildren, Sara Blazek-Brownfield and husband Adam Brownfield of Wichita, Molly Skeen and husband Jason Skeen of Hays, Patrick Blazek of Denver, Colo. and Tyler Blazek of Salina; and her companion, Ellie. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepfather, Charles Wiysel; and a brother, Norvell “Pete” Clay.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Shelly G. Klingensmith presiding. Per her wishes, there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Colorado Weimaraner Rescue in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.nicholsonrickefh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home*
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 26, 2016