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Blanche Ellen Mummert

December 11th, 1943 โ€“ January 28th, 2021

Blanche Ellen (Baxter) Mummert, 77, of Havana, IL, passed away at 4:54pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Mason District Hospital in Havana, IL.

She was born on December 11, 1943 in Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Florence Pearl (Bainter) Baxter and Orion Bell (Doc) Baxter, Sr. Blanche married Larry James Mummert on November 25, 1967 at the United Methodist Church in Canton, IL.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Orion Bell (Bing) Baxter, Jr.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Larry James Mummert, of Havana, IL, 2 sons, James Marshall (and Shane Haggard) Mummert, of San Diego, CA, and John Dennis (and Dilanthi DeAlwis) Mummert, of Orange County, CA, 1 daughter, Jule Ellen Mummert, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and 2 grandsons, Ian Mummert and Dilan Mummert, of Orange County, CA. Also surviving are 1 brother, Charles B. (Chuck) Baxter, of Roseville, IL, 1 niece, Charlene Baxter and 1 great-niece Masie Baxter, of Lakeland, FL. Blanche had many aunts, uncles and cousins, respectively.

Blanche was raised in rural Camden, IL, relocating to Avon, IL during her first year of high school, and spent her final 3 in Roseville, IL, graduating with honors in 1962. She enjoyed longtime friendships with classmates from both high schools and attended nearly every class reunion for both Avon and Roseville.

Blanche excelled in college, working throughout, graduating with honors, and a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, from Western Illinois University in 1966.

She was employed as Fulton County Extension Advisor, until the birth of her first child in 1970. After being offered her position with Fulton County multiple times through the years, she focused instead on her role as wife and mother, but did return to the workforce to teach Home Economics at Astoria High School. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church, in Astoria, IL and taught Sunday School in the church nursery, for many years.

Blanche loved her family, the country life, gardening, growing various fruits, vegetables and flowers, loved animals, flying, teaching her children, took pride in her family tradition of baking the best pies around, and in the joy of helping others.

All are welcome to attend Services, Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Shawgo Memorial Home, in Astoria, IL. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, Funeral Services at 11:00am, and a Burial Procession immediately following, to the final resting site at Bethel Cemetery, South of Macomb, IL.

Blanche requested memorial donations be made to the ASPCA, at aspca.org (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The family also asks to consider a donation towards the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, to the Alzheimer’s Association, at alz.org. Shawgo’s Memorial Home can assist with memorial donations to either of these causes.

Condolences


February 2nd, 2021

I/We extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Blanche's family! We are so sorry for your loss! Blanche was a very special, loving, caring person! I am grateful for knowing her since she attended Avon High School. Mary (Beets) Visel and Fred

February 3rd, 2021

Sending our sincere sympathy to Larry and family. Jane and Don Olson. Tomball, Texas

February 3rd, 2021

It is with great sorrow we extend our sympathies to Blanche's family. Lynn and I were some of her extended (first cousins) family that adored her. We treasure the years and the times we got to spend with her and her family. We'd not seen her in some time but always held her in our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace Dear Blanche. We will miss you and your special relationship with us. Sincere sympathy and prayers, Lynn and Juanita Bainter

February 3rd, 2021

We are saddened by her passing. Frank and Janice Dooley. Counce Tn

February 3rd, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of your loss. Jim and Deb Park

February 3rd, 2021

Neighbors for many years..so sorry for your loss Larry and family. Barbara Derry Hamm

February 3rd, 2021

Sorry to read of her death. A classmate, Cathy Eathington

February 3rd, 2021

Larry, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless. Lyle and Dorothy Arnett

February 3rd, 2021

Our very deepest sympathy to Blanche's family. She has left many wonderful memories for you all. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker

February 3rd, 2021

I/we are sorry for the death of Blanche. I can testify that she made the best fruit cocktail pie and many other dishes for family gatherings. I know that there will be a hole in your heart because of her passing. Ginger Masten Family

February 4th, 2021

Larry, Jim, John, Jule, and Chuck,
We are saddened by Blanche's passing, but trust that she is in the presence of her loving God! May that bring a sense of peace to you all.
I remember the excitement that I would receive when cousin Blanche would come for a visit to Minnesota when I was a little girl. I adored her! We didn't get to see much of each other over the years, but we would keep up with each other through our mom's correspondences. What a loving individual! Her presence will be missed. Kathy (Armstrong) and Chuck Hohnbaum

February 4th, 2021

Our thoughts & care go your way, Larry. It’s been many years since our paths have crossed, but so many precious memories of our years w/your dear, kind folks, you, Dennis & Ginger. The Ben & Marjorie Grover family...

February 4th, 2021

Larry, Jim, John, Jule & Chuck Sending love & heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
Many wonderful memories, come to mind, when I think of Blanche. She was like a "big sister" to me. We love you, our dear friend & neighbor. Cheryl (Welker) & Chelsea Treadway

February 6th, 2021

Was sorry to see of Blanche's passing. I followed her as Fulton Co. Extension Advisor. Always remember her smile and upbeat attitude when she would pop in to the office for a visit with little ones. May your great memories help you at this difficult time. God Bless. Nadine Coussens

February 8th, 2021

sorry we could not make it to the service but our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Gene & Connie

February 9th, 2021

Are prayers are with you all. So sorry to read about this

February 9th, 2021

Are prayers are with you.so sorry to read about this. Pat Patrick

February 10th, 2021

So sorry to hear of Blanche passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Former Avon classmate and neighbor. Enjoyed getting together for our classmates luncheons. Linda and Larry Raby

February 16th, 2021

Larry and family. We just heard about Blanches passing. So sorry for you loss. Prayers are with you all๐Ÿ™

February 18th, 2021

Larry, Jim, John, Jule, I’m so sorry to hear of Blanches passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Blanche was a second mom to me growing up, and I have many fond memories with the Mummert family. With love, Gina Huch

February 24th, 2021

So sorry, Linda Derry