My Grandma Passed Away

November 10, 2007

Mary M. Blotna, 81, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Decatur to Martin J. and Lena L. (Miller) Hill.
She married William “Earl” Blotna on Feb. 22, 1946, in Shipman, Ill. He died April 5, 2002.
She was the Piasa postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member and past president of the State Association Postmasters United States. She had also been a member and vice president of the National Association of Postmasters United States.
Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Lynne and Robert Well of Grafton, Vickie and Stanley Courtney of Pawnee, Ill., Stephanie and Thomas Schmidt of Town and Country and Andrea and Steve Crane of Piasa; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Mary Blotna of Jerseyville; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Drew Schmidt; one brother, Martin J. Hill; and two sisters, Caroline Hill and Margaret Hill.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Piasa Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to the Drew Schmidt Memorial at St. Louis Children’s Hospital or the Piasa Cemetery.

2 responses to My Grandma Passed Away

  1. Hey Evan,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your grandma. I’ll be praying for your family.


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