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Mary Virginia Blair
Mary Virginia Blair, 82, of Grand Island died Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Tiffany Square.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Father Todd Philipsen will officiate. To honor Mary’s wishes, cremation will take place following the Rosary. Burial of ashes will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Blessed Sacrament. Rosary will be 5:00 p.m. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mary was born January 7, 1930, at Biloxi, Mississippi, the daughter of Sigsby and Leona (Dismuke) Stokes.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Bonnard ‘Bon’; four children, David Blair of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Robert Blair of Grand Island, Darlene Herrold (Dorson Sawyers) of Grand Island and Timothy Blair (Sue Behrle) of Grand Island; and a sister, Brenda Stokes of Biloxi.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Travis, Tyler, Nathan, Johnathan, Taylor, Ethan and Emma; and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Evelyn.
Mary grew up and received her education in Biloxi, graduating from Biloxi High School, Class of 1947. She was united in marriage to Bonnard H. Blair on February 18, 1950 in Biloxi. Following their marriage the couple lived in various places in the United States, since Bon served in the U.S. Air Force. They moved to Grand Island in 1969.
Mary was employed at Skagway, Kmart and Lakeview Nursing Center.
Mary was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Her enjoyments included bowling, playing bingo, Husker football and pepperoni pizza.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association or the family.