Mrs. Kenneth Blagg (nee Mardelle Bugh), 96, of Arcola, IL passed away at 10:15 A.M. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Mattoon Health Care Center in Mattoon, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Walnut Grove Christian Church, 12930 East CR 1700 North, Arcola, IL. Pastor Steven Stern will officiate. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. on Saturday at the Church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.edwardsfh.net.
Mardelle, daughter of Raymond and Beulah (Stortzum) Bugh was born on June 16, 1920 in Arcola, IL. She attended school in Arcola, graduating from High School in 1938. She worked as a telephone operator for 5 years for the Arcola Telephone Company and Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company.
She married Kenneth Blagg on June 29, 1941 in Coles County. He preceded her in death in December 2008.
She was a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church and a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also a member of the University of Illinois Home Extension.
She is survived by two sons, Wm. Larry (Holly) Blagg of Indianapolis, IN and Brian K. (Charity) Blagg of Arcola, IL; seven grandchildren, Richard Blagg of Fort Collins, CO, Kenneth Blagg of Choctaw, OK, David Blagg of Fredricksburg, VA, Dawn Clontz Fountain City, IN, Chenayle Gatewood of San Diego, CA, Katelyn DeLeva of Aliso Viejo, CA and Abrian Sentel of Clinton, IL; 14 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Juanita Sidenstricker.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-father, Dale Trout Sr., her brother, Dale Trout Jr. and her sister, Wilma Calhoun.
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Grove Christian Church or the Arcola Public Library.