NATOMA — Ruby Daldeen (Fortner) Blazer, 76, died Oct. 28, at Redbud Village in Plainville. Born March 28, 1937 in Gossell, she was the daughter of James Kendall and Belva (Joiner) Fortner. She was a graduate of Kingman High School and attended Sterling College. On April 10, 1981 she married James Everett “Jim” Blazer in St. John. They made their home in Great Bend and later in 1999, they moved to Natoma. She was the owner and operator of the “Special Touch Flower Shop” in Great Bend.
Mrs. Blazer was a member of the Natoma United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jim of the home; three sons, Kelly Staples of Okeechobee, Fla., Kent Staples and James Blazer III, both of Beloit; two daughters, Tammy Hoffman of Cawker City, and Jacci Standlee of Ellinwood; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Celebration of Ruby’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, at the Natoma United Methodist Church in Natoma. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Lakin Commanche Cemetery in Ellinwood. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time on Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Natoma Senior Center in care of the funeral home.
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Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Oct. 30, 2013