James H. ‘Jim’ Blair

James H. ‘Jim’ Blair

James H. “Jim” Blair, 70, of Woodlawn, and formerly of Union County, died at 9:17 p.m. on June 21, 2017, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 21, 1946, in Anna, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Connie K. (Harre) Blair of Woodlawn; a brother, Kenneth William Blair and wife, Jeannine, of Centralia; siblings-in-law Geri Harre of Yorba Linda, Calif., Lois Obermeier and husband, Leonard, of Okawville, Don Harre and wife, Gerry, of Okawville, Ruth Harre of Okawville, and Betty Hasheider and husband, Norbert, of Okawville; nephews and nieces, W. Wylie Blair and wife, Kristy, of St. Louis, Lisha Altair of Wasilla, Alaska, Julia Harre of Portland, Maine, Jane Harre of Rohnert Park, Calif., Bryan Harre and wife, Karla, of Oxnard, Calif., Deb Harre of Newport Beach, Calif., Nancy Peterson and husband, Brian, of Barrington, Jill Hobart of Barrington, Jeff Obermeier and wife, Laura, of Okawville, Pam Wienstroer and husband, Keith, of Okawville, Jason Obermeier and wife, Dana, of Okawville, Scott Harre and wife, Kelly, of Bartelso, Stacy Bartling and husband, Nathan, of Nashville, Nathan Harre and wife, Jessica, of Chicago, Greg Harre and wife, Tara, of Okawville, Dannon Harre and wife, Jill, of Okawville, Kristen Miller and husband, Dan, of Collinsville, Nicole Heberer and husband, Justin, of Okawville, Michelle Burianek and husband, Jason, of Okawville, Matt Hasheider and wife, Crystal, of Nashville, Kelly Schumacher and husband, Tim, of Aviston, and Kate Glynn and husband, Joe, of Aviston; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Wylie and Alice Adelia “DeeDee” (Lamer) Blair; his father-and mother-in-law, Henry and Verdell Harre; brothers-in-law Ken Harre and Duane Harre; and great-nephews Brenden Bartling and Brody Miller. 

He taught English at Mount Vernon Township High School for 35 years. He enjoyed reading and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. 

A private graveside service was held at the Anna Cemetery on Monday, June 26, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Timothy P. Mueller of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Covington, officiating. 

Memorials can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association-Greater Saint Louis Chapter, to Pets Are Worth Saving, PAWS, in Anna or to the donor’s choice.

Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon was in charge of arrangements.

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