Bridget Blair

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 30, 2005

Bridget Joan Russell Blair, 93, died peacefully Sept. 28, at the Heritage Park Nursing Center, Wooster, Ohio. She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Blair, in 1989, and her parents, Matthew and Lula May Russell, and her two sisters, Vergie R. Ball and Lela R. Holbert.

She was born Nov. 15, 1911, in Wood County, WV.

She was a homemaker and a member of several civic organizations in Rockport, WV.

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A lifetime member of Limestone Hill United Methodist Church in Rockport, she was active in all phases of church life.

In 1984 she and her husband Herman moved to West Salem, Ohio, and there she worshiped with the Congress Community Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Carmen Blair Halley and her husband,

Michael of Suffolk and Valory Blair Riel and her husband, Gene of

West Salem, Ohio. She had four grandchildren, David W. Halley, of Suffolk, Jeffrey M. Halley and his wife, Tammy of Jacksonville, Fla., Todd W. Riel of West Salem, Ohio, and Kelly Riel Grasley and her husband, Alan, of Bloomville, Ohio.

She also had two great-grandchildren, Sarah Rachael Halley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Blake Steven Riel, of West Salem, Ohio.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2005 at the Limestone Hill United Methodist Church in Rockport, WV. The family will receive visitors at the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Limestone Hill Cemetery. Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Care and Concern Ministry, Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434.