MAYVILLE - Marylou Blakeslee, 74, of Sebring, Fla., and Jamestown, formerly of Ashville, died Sun-day (April 29, 2012), in Sebring.
She was born Sept 3, 1937, in Chatham, Canada, the daughter of the late Edmond and Elsie Shaw Blue.
Marylou had been a home health care aid with Chautauqua Opportunities Inc., prior to retiring. She was a member of Open Meadows United Methodist Church, Harmony Historical Society and the North Harmony Senior Citizens.
Marylou's life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Otis W. Blakeslee, whom she married Oct. 1, 1955, at her family home in Ashville, and they renewed their vows in 2005; four children: Sheila (Cordell) Ribblett, Elaine (Edward) Wolfe, with whom they lived with during the summer months, Scott Blakeslee and Tim (Mary) Blakeslee, all of Jamestown; 11 grandchildren: Cheri (Mike) Bartok of Bemus Point, William (Katie) Phelps of Stow, Joshua Ribblett of Williamsville, Jessica Ribblett of Jamestown, Joseph (Michele) Neubauer of Delaware, Jonathon (Nikki) Neubauer of Silver Creek, Joshua Paddock of Niobe, Carrie (Tyler) Snow of Frewsburg, Ashley Blakeslee of Celeron, Tim Blakeslee Jr. of Jamestown, and Kelly Blakeslee of James-town; 30 great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Blue of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a sister, Barbra Taber of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Jacob Chapman and Michelle Blakeslee.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville. Pastor John Bowen of the Open Meadows United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Spartansburg, Pa.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association.