Jean Blazek, 85 years of age, passed away Wednesday June 30, 2021 at Ravenna, Ohio. Born on December 26, 1935 in Grant Township, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Nay Ward and Viola Mae (Buterbaugh) Burns. Mrs. Blazek graduated from Marian Center High School in Pennsylvania, and had resided in Aurora, moving to the Hiram-Mantua area in 1958. She had been employed for many years with Crestwood School District in various positions, and also was a home health caretaker for numerous families. Jean loved bowling, and going gambling with her sisters and friends. She was a longtime member of Mantua O.E.S. Chapter No. 32. On June 16, 1955, she married “John Buck” Blazek who preceded her in death on January 6, 1989. Jean is survived by her devoted son, and daughter-in-law Joe (Barb) Blazek of Mantua; loving grandsons Joshua (Melissa) Blazek of Mentor, Fred Blazek of Mantua, Andy (Carrie) Blazek of Kent, and great-grandchildren MacKenzie, Mason, and Leah. Her sisters Janet Brown of California, Marylou McKee of North Carolina, Darlene Sugar of Michigan, and Dianna Burns and Joanne Reed both of Pennsylvania also survive. She also was preceded by her brothers and sisters. No calling hours. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday July 3, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at Westlawn Cemetery, Mantua Township, Ohio. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Jackson. A Celebration of Life will follow the cemetery services at the family farm on Allyn Road beginning at noon. In Lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either Shriners, or Hospice of Western Reserve. Arrangements are by the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua, where condolences and memories may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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