Jean Douglass Blakey died Wednesday morning,
August 3rd, 2016. Born January 28th, 1935, she was
the daughter of the late Grimsley Douglass and Ruby
Durrer Douglass. She was predeceased by her husband
of 58 years, Zirkle “Booster” Blakey.
She is survived by two sisters; Marianne Gross
and Betty Drueke. She is also survived by her two
sons, Zirkle Blakey III and his wife Laurie, and
Robert Neal Blakey and his wife Tammy; two
grandchildren Mary Beth Blakey and her husband
Robert Dimitri, and Nathaniel Jennings Blakey.
Jean was Miss Greene County in 1952, but
ultimately became a prominent figure in local
politics, serving as mayor of Stanardsville, as well
as on the zoning board. She was also a board member
for the Jefferson Madison Regional Library.
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation
for the care extended by Hospice of the
Piedmont/Rapidan and the staff of Our Lady of Peace.
Reverend Chuck Winner will officiate the service
to be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail,
Ruckersville, VA 22968.
The family will receive friends at the funeral
home one hour prior to the service.
Burial at the
Stanardsville Public Cemetery
will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial
donations be made to the Stanardsville Cemetery
Association, P. O. Box 37, Stanardsville, VA. 22973,
or to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478,
Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling