PENSACOLA, Fla. — Judith Jane Read
Blemler, 94, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her
home in Pensacola, Fla., where she had lived for the past 29 years.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Pensacola- Judith Jane (Read) Blemler, passed away
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home in Pensacola,
FL, surrounded by loving cousins, Janet Zollars,
Sonjo Cronson, and her two loyal caregivers, where
she has resided for the past 29 years.
Judy was born February 4, 1920 to parents Delia
(Franz) and Holton Read in Lincoln, IL. She
graduated from Lincoln Community High School,
Lincoln, IL, and was Valedictorian of her senior
class. She married Martin Tisckos in Springfield, IL
in 1941, and together they started and operated the
well known Tisckos Furniture Barn located in
Springfield, IL, for many years. She later married
Harold Blemler in Springfield, IL. Judy was manager
of various departments in the Sears Roebuck Store,
located in Springfield, IL, and until her death
corresponded with her Sears co-worker friends.
Upon her retirement in 1985 from Sears, she moved to
Pensacola, FL, where she resided until her death.
She enjoyed her retirement years by joining many of
the wonderful senior clubs, the Golden Agers, and
particularly the Over 55 Club, where she was a
regular dancing senior at the weekly dances. She
also enjoyed her many trip tours throughout the
United States, amounting to an impressive vast
collection of photographs. Only when her eyesight
began to fail did she sadly have to give up her
dance club attendance as well as traveling. Judy was
an avid crossword puzzle solver, enjoyed reading and
She will be missed by her cousins in Pensacola and
Illinois. As well as her devoted friend Jlynn Firmin
and neighbor Dorothy Reynolds, who both cared for
her so faithfully before and during her illness.
Her family wishes to thank not only her two
caregivers, but Judy Hare, who provided
Judy, especially the weekly appointments to the
D'Orr’s Beauty Salon, where she rallied seeing her
friends. A very special thanks to the outstanding
Hospice staff, namely Doug Lance, Lynn, Barbara,
Joy, and Evelyn, who provided comfort and care
during her last days.
Visitation will be held 2-4 pm Monday, March 24,
2014 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel.
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL
is handling the graveside service. Graveside
service will be Friday March 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
at Kline Cemetery in Broadwell, IL, with Pastor Mark
Peters of Faith Lutheran Church officiating.