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Shirley Ann Blechle

Shirley Ann Blechleof Perryville, Missouri passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at her residence. She was 82 years old,

She was born August 28, 1938 in Perry County, Missouri to Robert M. and Barbara K. (Berkbuegler) Lawrence.

She and John R. Blechle were married on January 14, 1956 at Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer and passed away on February 3, 2019.

Shirley was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Mary. She was a member of Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Lifelong member of Ste. Genevieve ARC. Shirley was homemaker in her early years of marriage, then she worked at Prince Gardner in St. Mary making leather billfolds.  She then worked at M & M Meats in Perryville making pizza. Lastly Shirley worked in the cafeteria at St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School, Perryville. Shirley loved her family, taking care of their farm, being outdoors, reading and most of all staying true to her faith.

Survivors include two daughters and one son Katherine M. Blechle of Perryville, Vickie L. (Bernard) Hoernig of Perryville, Bernard R. (Peggy) Blechle of St. Mary, One Sister, Mary Ann  (Rousseau) (Leo) Rellergert of Perryville;  One Brother, Gary (Betty) Lawrence of Peryville; Seven Grandchildren, Matthew Hoernig, Cassandra (Zachary) Stobart, Gregory Hoernig, Kenton (Jennifer) Hoernig, Derrick (Kaitlyn) Blechle, Renee (Chris) Beinlein, Lauren (Kyle) Aufdenberg; Eleven Great-Grandchildren, Simon, Alia, Genevieve and Cora Stobart, Avelyn and  Lydia Hoernig, Louis, Emma  and Addie Blechle, Cameron and Carley Beinlein.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Son, Barry A. Blechle; daughter in infancy, Debra Sue Blechle; and Brother, Jim Lawrence .

Mass was at 1 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Mary with Rev. James Schaefer officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in St. Mary at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ste. Genevieve A.R.C. 414 Butterfield Ste. Genevieve, MO. 63670, St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church Preservation Society P.O. Box 372 Ste. Genevieve, MO. 63670.

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Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.