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Leona Blum

A celebration of life for Leona R. Blum, 93, of Washington,IA will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will follow at the Wellman Public Cemetery around 4 P.M. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 30 from 1–3 PM at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for a Scholarship fund with the Mid-Prairie School.  Leona Blum died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the McCreedy Home in Washington.  Where she has been a resident for the past 13 years.

Leona Ruth (Beer) Blum was born July 29, 1923 in Lone Tree, Iowa, the daughter of Noah Daniel and Mary Margaret (Attig) Beer. She taught at the Prairie Flower School until 1950 and was a substitute teacher in the Mid-Prairie School District until 1979. On February 19, 1949 she was united in marriage to Donald Otto Blum.

She belonged to various organizations thru the years both in Wellman & Washington as:  The VFW Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge of IOOF, Past Noble Grand, and the Garden Club.  She enjoyed growing roses and flowers and teaching the kids.

Survivors include her two sons: Dean Blum of Des Moines, IA., Dale Blum of Memphis, TN.,  one grandson, Danny Blum of Mt. Airy, NC., and two great grandchildren: Devon and Alexandria.

Preceding Leona in death were her parents, her husband and one sister Dorothea Bare.

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Dale & Dean Just heard about your mom. She reached ripe old age, hopefully she was in good/fair health and was able to enjoy some things. I remember all the gatherings when we were younger. Too bad we always seem to loose touch with cousins. I let my mother know, she is doing ok for 87 but moves pretty slow. Too bad we didn't know this sooner and we could have gotten her there. Ronna Sexton Sojka

Ronna Sojka Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

Dale and Dean, Sending my condolences.It's hard to lose your mom, I know.I remember always enjoying the task of heading to your place to get eggs.Your mom was always ready to visit a spell.I also remember her as a substitute teacher.Now, she was a woman who could control a classroom full of kids!All my sympathy, Cindy

Cindy Coleman Hahn Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by VOB's Board of Directors.The Board of Directors and the Residents of the Villages of Bennington's Conservancy share your grief and will keep you in our Prayers. VOB's Board of Directors

Hasan Abdullah Mar 27 2017 12:00 AM