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Mary Edna Blaydes, Adair Co., KY (1920-2016)

Mrs. Blaydes was a graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1938. She also graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 1940. She went on to graduate from Campbellsville College with a bachelor of arts degree in education. After teaching in a one-room school at Bull Run, she taught 3rd grade at Knifley Grade Center and retired from the Adair County School System after 24 years of service. She was a devoted and active member of the Columbia Union Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the choir for many years and was a member in the Presbyterian Women's group. She was also an avid gardener and active in the Daylight Homemakers group.
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Mary "Edna" Blaydes, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, Kentucky.

The funeral service for Mrs. Blaydes will be Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 9amCT, Tuesday, until service time.


Mary "Edna" Blaydes, Adair Co., KY (1920-2016)


She was born in Cane Valley, Kentucky, on April 15, 1920, the daughter of the late Ben and Audrey Dillingham Banks.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Woodrow Blaydes ; two sisters, Madge Farris and Frances Moore.

Mrs. Blaydes is survived by:
  • One daughter: Janice Yarberry

  • Two grandchildren: Karla (Robert) Davis and Brian (Mandi) Yarberry

  • Four great-grandchildren: Grace and Will Davis, and Abby and Alex Yarberry all of Louisville, KY
Mrs. Blaydes was a graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1938. She also graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 1940. She went on to graduate from Campbellsville College with a bachelor of arts degree in education. After teaching in a one-room school at Bull Run, she taught 3rd grade at Knifley Grade Center and retired from the Adair County School System after 24 years of service.

She was a devoted and active member of the Columbia Union Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the choir for many years and was a member in the Presbyterian Women's group. She was also an avid gardener and active in the Daylight Homemakers group.

Send condolences to the family of Mary (Edna) Blaydes

Memorials suggested to Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church. These may be left at the funeral home. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements


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