She was born in Cane Valley, Kentucky, on April 15, 1920, the daughter of the late Ben and Audrey Dillingham Banks.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Woodrow Blaydes; two sisters, Madge Farris and Frances Moore.
Mrs. Blaydes is survived by one daughter, Janice Yarberry; two grandchildren, Karla (Robert) Davis and Brian (Mandi) Yarberry; four great-grandchildren, Grace and Will Davis, Abby and Alex Yarberry all of Louisville, Kentucky.
Mrs. Blaydes was a graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1938. She also graduated from Lindsey Wilson College in 1940. She went on to graduate from Campbellsville College with a bachelor of arts degree in education. After teaching in a one-room school at Bull Run, she taught 3rd grade at Knifley Grade Center and retired from the Adair County School System after 24 years of service.
She was a devoted and active member of the Columbia Union Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the choir for many years and was a member in the Presbyterian Women’s group. She was also an avid gardener and active in the Daylight Homemakers group.
Funeral service – Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Burial in Haven Hill Cemetery
Visitation after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday until service time
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements