CHANUTE — Dorothy Mae Blaine, 95, of Chanute, formerly of Erie, died at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Neosho Regional Medical Center at Chanute.
She was born May 17, 1925, at Chanute, a daughter of Albert Wiley and Amelia Dorothy (Friedrich) Jones. She grew up there and attended Chanute schools. Upon completing high school she attended a nurse’s college at Springfield, Missouri, graduating with a bachelor of nursing in 1945. She then worked for Dr. Butin at Chanute.
On Jan. 17, 1954, she married Joe Blaine at the Grant Avenue Baptist Church at Chanute. The couple then moved to a farm northeast of Erie, where they farmed and raised their children. Following the death of husband on Jan. 25, 1973, she worked at the former Arkhaven nursing home at Erie and was a member of the Erie E.M.T. team.
She was formerly a member of First Christian Church at Erie and the Erie Federated Church. Currently she was a member of the United Methodist Church at Chanute. She was an organist for many years and played at churches and for many weddings and funerals.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Kimberlee Blaine of Gulf Breeze, Florida; three daughters, Patricia “Pat” Lucke and her husband, Jack, of Buffalo, Rebecca Blaine of Chanute and Donna Breedlove and her husband, Steve, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Jones; and two sisters, Francis Tiegreen and Rosy Crawford.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church at Chanute with the Rev. Michael Park officiating. Inurnment will be in East Hill at a later date. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Erie, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 182, Erie, KS, 66733.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.