Rhea Mae Inman Blaker
Posted on May 3, 2021
Rhea Mae Inman Blaker, 99, Casey, died 11:20 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Heartland Nursing and Rehab Center in Casey.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1922 in Mattoon, the daughter of Ben H. Lewis and Maude Riggins Lewis. On Sept. 19, 1939 she married Bernard Inman in Henderson, Ky.; he passed away on Sept. 16, 1963. On Aug. 20, 1965 she married John Blaker in Casey; he passed away on Dec. 16, 1978.
Survivors include her sons, Leon Inman and Linda, Martinsville and Kenneth Inman and Cathy, Martinsville,; stepson, Charles R. Blaker and Connie, Catlin; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents; husbands, Bernard Inman and John Blaker; sisters, Mildred Lewis, Fern Bennett and Martha Gaalema; daughter, Linda Lamb; stepson, David Blaker; daughter-in-law, Linda Faye Inman; granddaughter, Kristi Lamb; and great-grandson, Brandon Lamb.
Rhea graduated from Westfield High School. She was a lifelong member of the Willis Chapel Church of God. For many years she enjoyed making quilts with the Ladies Aid and was involved in lots of church activities.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Markwell Funeral Home in Casey, IL with Pastor Justin Janney officiating. Burial will follow in the Willis Chapel Cemetery in Martinsville, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday prior to the service at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL. (Per CDC guidelines attendees should social distance and wear a cloth face covering.)
Memorial donations may be made to the Heartland Nursing and Rehab Center, 410 NW Third St., Casey, IL 62420.
To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, is in charge of the arrangements.
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