JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Melba Hester Blozis

Melba HESTER BLOZIS, 75, 904 Conger Ave., died at 5:52 a.m. Friday 
at Crossroads Community Hospital. She was born October the 4, 1909, 
at Mt. Vernon, a daughter of William A. and Mazzie (GIBBS) HESTER.  
She was first married to Artie RICE and later married William J. BLOZIS 
on August 11, 1956 in Rockford.  He survives.  Graveside services will 
be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at South Hickory Hill with the Rev. Elmer 
NICHOLS officiating.  Friends may call between 6 and 8 p.m. today and 
until noon Saturday at the Hughey Funeral Home.  Those attending the 
graveside services are asked to go directly to the cemetery Sunday afternoon.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence 
(Betty) NELSON of Racine, Wis.; 4 grandchildren, Tech. Sgt. Michael TROUT and 
wife Ofelia of Scott Air Force Base; Cynthia and husband Gerald HIGHMAN of 
Racine, Wis.; Sandra and husband Warren GRUND of Milwaukee, Wis.; and 
Scott D. NELSON of Racine, Wis.; 4 great-grandchildren and one niece and 
two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Pearl and 
Earl D. HESTER.  She was a licensed beautician and was also employed at 
the Sherman Dress Factory for several years.  She was a charter member of 
the VFW Post 1376 Auxiliary and a member of the Methodist faith.



Source: The Register News - Mt. Vernon, IL 
Date: Saturday, August 17, 1985
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

 

 

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