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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Della Blakely

   Della J. Blakely, 86 of Gladwin, formerly of Clio died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Gladwin Pines.
Funeral Service were held on Monday, April 11, 2005 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Mr. Vernon Lawrence officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family was present at the Miles Martin Funeral home to receive friends on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m., and on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Eastern Star # 283 or to Mid Michigan Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Friends may share memories online by visiting
Della was born on September 14, 1918 the daughter of Earl and Claudia (Louks) Shorten. She and Clarence W. Blakely were united in marriage on October 4, 1940 in Saginaw. He preceded her in death July 31, 1987. Della worked for the City of Clio as the Clerk and Treasurer for 27 years, retiring in 1981. Della leaves to cherish her memory two sons Herbert and wife Karen Allis, of Clio, and Frederick and wife Emra Blakely of Gladwin, daughter Carol and husband Terry Thompson of Bentley, 7 grandchildren, 13 Greatgrandchildren, and sister Irene Kingsbury of Reed City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clarence, daughter Connie House, and brother Fred Shorten. Della’s family would like to thank April and Jennifer from Mid Michigan Hospice, and all of her friends at Maple Manor.

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Woodlawn Cemetery
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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