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Willene L. Blake

August 20, 1930 — May 19, 2020

Blake, Willene L., age 89, of West Jefferson, Ohio passed away May 19, 2020. She was born on August 20, 1930, in Nashville, TN to the late William and Christine Reynolds. Willene joins in death her parents and husband of 70 years Gerald Blake. She leaves behind her children Charles (Becky) Blake and Larry (Patty) Blake; grandchildren Dustin (Lauren) Blake and Megan (Tyler) Anderson; Great-grandchildren Olivia, Brielle, Reese, Remington, Campbell, and Harrison. Willene, also known as "Tiny" or "Sunshine" loved Tony's coney's and fried bologna sandwiches. She also loved cookouts and the holidays. She was an avid churchgoer and she also taught Sunday School for over 40 years. Willene loved sports especially her Ohio State Buckeyes and the Mount Union Purple Raiders. She worked in distribution for 17 years at the Sears Company. She loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren. There will be a private family gathering at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, Ohio 43162 on Friday, May 22, 2020, with a graveside funeral service to follow in Plumwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Willene's name may be made to the James Cancer Hospital, 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, or to the Bluebird Retirement Community, 2260 OH-56 SW, London, OH 43140. Please visit to leave the family online condolences.

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