Ethel Mae Blunt

Ethel Mae Blunt, 88, of Cobden, died at 6:46 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

She was born on June 2, 1927, in Cobden, the daughter of Fred and Mae Hodges Flamm.

She married Harold L. "Bud" Blunt Sr. on Oct. 28, 1958, in Cobden. He preceded her in death in August 1972.

She is survived by her four sons, Doug (Melody) Meadows of Anna, Chuck (Charlotte) Meadows of Cobden, Harold Blunt Jr. of Blue Springs, Mo., and Scott (Michele) Blunt of Lynn Haven, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Mike Graham of Panama City Beach, Fla., Don Graham of Bakersfield, Calif., Richard (Jennifer) Graham of Parker, Colo., Mary Meadows and Douglas Meadows II, both of Cobden, Rhondalynn (Ken) Rushing of Russiaville, Ind., Jeff Meadows, Le Clark and Serenity Meadows, all of Cobden, Aaron Blunt, of Blue Spings, Mo., and Xander Blunt of Lynn Haven, Fla.; 12  great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles (Virginia) Flamm of Cobden; one sister, Marlene Rich of Marion; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold L. "Bud" Blunt Sr.; a daughter, Janis Graham; a sister, Audrey Ann Vitt; and two brothers-in-law, John Vitt Sr. and Gordon Rich.

She was a faithful member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden, she served as church trustee for many years and was a member of the Ladies Sodality group. She was a dedicated military wife to her husband Harold during his military career, traveling extensively. She enjoyed crocheting and painting; but above all loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Blunt was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden, with Father Federico Higuera and Father Uriel Salamanca officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Cobden.

On Tuesday, May 24, the Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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