BLANFORD, Charles Sidney, Sr.

Date of birth: 17 Oct 1926 Woodstock,, Pipestone County, Minnesota

Date of death: 22 Feb 2004 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, February 24, 2004

Charles Blanford Sr.
      Charles Blanford Sr., 77, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at 
Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident 
of Franklin.
      He was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Woodstock, Minn. His 
parents were John Earl and Mary Magdalene (Green) Blanford. 
He married Dorothy "Dot" (Olmstead) Blanford on Feb. 21,
1948. She preceded him in death Dec. 9, 2001. Survivors include 
a son, Tony Blanford of Indianapolis; three daughters, Jody Tobin 
and Linda Suttles, both of Franklin, and Brenda Adams of Shel-
burn; a sister, Agnes Johnson of Columbus; seven grandchildren; 
and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son,
 Charles Sydney Blanford Jr.; four brothers, Joseph, Carl, Bill
 and Tommy Blanford; a sister, Ethel Coy; and a grandson, 
Kevis Adams.
      He was employed by Cummins Engine Co. for 42 years, 
retiring in 1987. He was formerly employed by the Daily Journal 
and Long John SilverŐs, both in Franklin.
      He was a former member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
      He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
      The Rev. Todd Goodson will conduct a service at 10 a.m. 
Thursday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 845 Eighth St. 
in Columbus. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 
9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Inlow & Weaver Funeral 
Home, 1029 Washington St. in Columbus, with a prayer service 
at 7:45 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland 
Brook Cemetery in Columbus, with military graveside rites by 
Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek 
Nursing Home, 580 Lemley St., Franklin, IN 46131. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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