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Clara Jean Blum
(December 12, 1933 - September 16, 2012)

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Clara "Jean" Blum nee Barry formerly of Lemont, from complications of Alzheimers disease, at home with the Lord, September 16,2012. Born December 12, 1933, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bernard and son Timothy. Survived by loving daughter, Mary Kay Peters, devoted son-in-law Terry, and dearest grandchildren Theresa and Matthew (Bethany), caring sisters Estelle (John) Robertson, Bernice Martinson, fond brothers George and Clarence Barry, many nieces,nephews and good friends. Jean Blum was a local writer who specialized in feature stories, particularly about her beloved Lemont and its residents. She enjoyed traveling, especially with family members. A devout catholic, Jean taught religious education classes at St. Alphonsus and was the long time lead catechist for the Lemont area "SPRED" group that served the religious needs of developmentally disabled adults. Visitation Wednesday from 4-7 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home 501 State St.,Lemont. Funeral Mass Thursday 11 A.M. at Franciscan Village Chapels 1270 Franciscan Drive, Lemont. Will lie instate from 10 AM till time of Mass. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association of The Archdiocesan SPRED Center, 2956 S. Lowe Ave., Chicago 60616


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