A funeral mass of the resurrection for Robert F. Blain, 81, of Thornville, was held May 12, 2012, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Father William B. Ferguson as celebrant. Full Military Rites followed, conducted by the Licking County Veteran’s Service Alliance. Private family burial will follow at a later date at Kirkersville Cemetery.
Robert died May 8, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, on January 30, 1931, the son of the late Grover and Mary (McMillen) Blain. A mechanic throughout his working career, he was a gentleman farmer in his retirement years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving family: his wife, the former Barbara Paugh, whom he married on January 22, 1952; his seven children, Bobbie (Danita) Blain of Orient, Bruce (Sue) Blain of Butler, Beve (Larry) Six of Columbus, Becki Duffey of Mt. Vernon, Barbara (Robert) Bowman of N.C., Bradley (Donita) Blain of Thornville and Beth (Johnny) Waldrop of Buckeye Lake; 24 grandchildren; 43 greatgrandchildren; his loving sisters, Ruth Blain of Outville and Grace Callahan of Worthington; and brother-in-law, John “JT” Thompson of Granville.
In addition to his parents, five brothers and four sisters, Robert was preceded in death by his sonin law, Paul Duffey; his granddaughter, Peggy “PJ” Albright; and grandson, Jeff Barber.
An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Blain Memorial Fund, C/O Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, PO Box 57, Kirkersville, Ohio 43033
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Blain family.