Funeral service with Jim Cox and Don Nelson officiating was Friday, Aug. 2, in the Elliott Street Church of Christ. Interment followed in Brad Cemetery, located in Palo Pinto County approximately 30 miles east of Breckenridge on Highway 180.
Arrangements were under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Maudie June Blakley and her twin brother, Claudie, were born on June 12, 1918, in Calvin, Okla. to parents, Claude Carter (Dub) Blakley and Honie Elizabeth Weems Blakley. Maudie was a member of the Elliott Street Church of Christ.
Maudie worked as a nurse's aide in 1960 and 1961; however, the rest of her married life was devoted to being a homemaker. She loved to cook, bake, and sew. After all the kids married and would come for visits, she would always try to have their favorite pie or cake ready to eat. She loved her garden and loved canning all of the vegetables and making jelly using the fruit from her trees.
She was always busy doing something. If she wasn't cooking, canning, or working in the garden she might be sewing together a new quilt top, which was her favorite thing to do. She would spend hours quilting new quilts for special occasions like weddings, graduations, or the newest baby in the family.
The kids would usually go home with a new quilt when they came to visit because she thought you might be cold and just needed more cover! Sometimes she might be found in the well house feeding the dozen plus new baby piglets that the mother was not able to feed or maybe feeding an orphaned calf.
Sometimes it might be baby pigeons or even a baby sparrow that fell from its nest.
Maudie was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, three grandsons, and one great-grandson.
Also, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Claudie Blakley of Anaheim, Calif., Floyd Blakley of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and D.B. Blakley of Fort Worth.
She is survived by one son, Dwain Sherrin and wife, Joyce Ann of Brad; three daughters: Edna Faye Pat (Sherrin) Wright and husband, Cecil of Stratford, Wanda Joyce Jackson Harrison and husband, Jerry of Breckenridge and Nancy Ann Jackson Covey and husband, Larry of Granbury. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great-grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and they can be left at Melton-Kitchens funeral home.