The Golden Roll

Lucille R. Blaker

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Corydon, Iowa 50060.

LARRY L. RIES-son of Leland and Maxine Ries of Murray, Iowa was killed in a car accident December 15, 1972. The Ries Family are well-known in all steam shows in Iowa and Northern Missouri. Larry was active in all activities of antiques and was outstanding on collecting antique cast-iron toys.

I know this is a Stickney, but many of the newer collectors may not know what it is as it does not say. I would like to know the HP size.' (Sorry, there wasn't more information, but that's all Richard Geyer sent along with the picture.)

Well, I guess I've gabbed enough and I'd like to leave with a few quotations-No one objects to March coming in like a lion--it's the hanging around like a polar bear that's depressing--Bill Vaugh-an--Spring is the time of year when the weather seldom gets together with the season.--Friendship is like a bank account; you cannot continue to draw on it without making deposits.--

Mrs. Lucille R. Blaker, age 80, wife of LeRoy Blaker of Route 1, Alvordton, Ohio passed away January 6, 1973 at Detwiler Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio after a very brief illness.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mrs. Blaker was awarded a Masters' Degree from Michigan State University.

Her memberships were with the Fayette United Methodist Church, Williams County Historical Society, Williams County Farm Bureau and the W. C. T. U.

Lucille Blaker served as Secretary of the National Threshers Association for over 20 years. She and LeRoy retired from office in 1969. Lucille was still very active in the organization.

Surviving are her husband, LeRoy, one son William Pryer, Portland, Michigan, one daughter, Mrs. Margretta Rummel, Sebewaing, Michigan, five grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

Lucille will be greatly missed by the many hundreds of friends she made both at the Reunion of the National Threshers and also at the many other steam shows she attended with LeRoy. It was through the ideas and efforts of Lucille Blaker that the National Thresherwomen was formed.

Funeral services were held in the Fayette United Methodist Church on January 9, graveside services were at Danby Cemetery, Portland, Michigan. Courtesy of The National Threshers Association and The National Thresherwomen.