In Memoriam : Christine Blondi

Christine Blondi Christine Blondi - age: 91
(May 29, 1924 to October 11, 2015 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Memorial Celebration of Life Services
12:00 noon Saturday, October 24, 2015
First United Methodist Church
203 West Church Street
Benton, IL 62812

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday, October 24, 2015
First United Methodist Church
203 West Church Street
Benton, IL 62812

Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812

Block: BB

Christine "Teeny" Blondi, 91, of Benton, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Helia Healthcare Center of Benton.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Benton with Rev. Lee Lovett officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to the funeral hour on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the church.

Arrangements are with the Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home of Benton.

Mrs. Blondi was born on May 29, 1924 in Kinmundy, IL, the daughter of Rola Marlow and Blanche (Mulvaney) Marlow. She married Robert D. Blondi on June 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death on October 3, 1997.

Teeny and her husband formerly ran the Chester City Dairy in Benton. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Benton, Methodist Women, and the Franklin County Home Extension.

She enjoyed flowers and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Teeny was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Mrs. Blondi is survived by her four children: Pam Finley of Carterville, IL, Tom Blondi and wife Barbara of Scottsdale, AZ, Bobby Blondi and wife Mary of Benton, Betty Taylor of Benton; nine grandchildren: Heath Taylor of Whittington, Chrissy and husband Bryan Miller of Sesser, Jason Finley and wife Leslie of Nashville, TN, Jeremy Finley and wife Rebecca of Nashville, TN, Rob Blondi and girlfriend Summer Drysdale of Valier, Brett Blondi and wife Kortni of Benton, Andrea and husband Josh Cleaver of Newton, IL, Jayme and husband Chris Robinson of Redondo Beach, CA, Tyler Blondi and wife Dawn of Azusa, CA; ten great-grandchildren: Ty Taylor, Emma Blondi, Bo Blondi, Ayda Blondi, Nolen Cleaver, Brooklyn Cleaver, Marcus Robinson, Samantha Flores, Eve Finley, Charlotte Finley; a great-granddaughter Dempsey Jayne Miller due to arrive in January 2016; a sister Mary Kay and husband Don Humrichouse of Eldora, IA; two brothers: Jerry Marlow and wife Cathy of Collinsville, IL, Danny Marlow and wife Brenda of Suwanee, GA; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Hilda Bisel, three brothers: Tommy Marlow, Miram Marlow, Darrell Marlow; and her twin sister Helen Chapman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 203 West Church Street, Benton, IL 62812.

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Barry King - October 11, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
We will miss this Bright and loving Lady .She was a Lady we had many hours of time sitting and visiting with whilst she was in her Nursing home and Church. We will miss her humor and big smile when we walked into her room to see her. She is at peace with the Lord and one day very soon we to will go to see the King and will be blessed because our Christine will be waiting for us with that big smile .Miss you Sister Barry and Paula King

JoDee Morris - October 13, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Pam, Tom,Betty andBob, so sorry for you loss. Your Mom was such a kind and wonderful lady. Sending prayers for all. JoDee

Jeanita & Merv Spillman - October 17, 2015Contact this person Contact this person
Bobby, Tommy, Betty, & Pam, We are so sorry you lost Miss Teeny, although I am happy for her to be out of the misery, and able to see so perfectly with no Eye problems ever again. Happy for her Reunion with Big Bob, and mostly Happy she is now living in the Kingdom of Heaven with our Living King, Sweet Jesus. I know you will never forget her as she was a wonderful mother and person.

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