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Ida "Cathryn" Blunden

July 4, 1937 - December 17, 2021

Burial Date December 26, 2021

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Ida “Cathryn” Blunden, 84 of Lima, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, with her loving family by her side.

Cathryn was born July 4, 1937 in Lima to Charlie and Martha “Cretoria” (Fetter) Hefner, who preceded her in death. On September 10, 1960, she married Rev. Larry Blunden, who survives her in Lima.

Cathryn was a graduate of Perry High School, earned her Bachelor Degree in teaching from Bluffton College and went on to receive her Masters Degree from the University of Toledo. She was an elementary teacher who began her career in New York and continued in Ohio and Michigan, until her retirement in 1986. Cathryn was a member of First Evangelical and Reformed Church and was active in Ladies Aid and various church groups. She enjoyed cooking and baking; she was a talented cake decorator. Cathryn was an excellent seamstress and she had a kind heart. Most of all, she enjoyed family reunions and spending time with her family; she will be deeply missed by everyone who had privilege of knowing her.

In addition to her husband, Cathryn is survived by her son, Dr. Jeffrey H. (Abby) Blunden; daughter, Martha Rene’ Mitchell; sister, Lois Ann Warren and her grandchildren, Carter Heath Blunden, Justin Heath Blunden, Keaire Cathryn Mitchell and Jordan Lee Mitchell.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Eulahia Lee “Lee” DeLong, Barbara “Bobby” Bowersock and Phyllis Barndt and her brother, Rev. Joseph Hefner.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 27, 2021 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Burial will follow in Lafayette Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Evangelical and Reformed Church or her great-nephew, Dr. Will Proctor.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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