NILES - Evelyn M. Blatchford, 89, died at 3:28 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Niles, the daughter of William and Grace McNeilly James, and lived in this community her entire life.
She attended Niles McKinley High School and was a member of the Niles First Presbyterian Church. For many years, she was a sales clerk at Bruce's Women's Fashion in downtown Niles.
She cherished and loved all activities with her children and grandchildren.
Evelyn is survived by three sons, Thomas William "Bill" (Fran) Blatchford of Canfield, Edwin H. (Brenda) Blatchford of Philadelphia, Pa., and James W. (Sonja) Blatchford of Bowling Green, Ky.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Hillman Blatchford, whom she married on Oct. 1, 1942, and who died on Jan. 12, 1998; two brothers, William James and Thomas James; and a great-grandson, Jacob Soley.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
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