Effie Stella Mae Holste Blanton passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 in Plano, Texas.
She was born May 23, 1916 to parents Carol Fred Holste and Anna Fleta Gelwick Holste in Bellwood, Nebraska.
Effie was one of twelve children; she had eight brothers and 3 sisters. She married S. C. "Bill" Blanton on February 12, 1943 in Reno, Nevada.
Effie is survived by daughter Carol Ann Blanton Reeves of Plano, Texas, grandson Chris Collins and his wife Debbie also of Plano, granddaughter Tonya Isaacowitz and her husband Les of Phoenix, Arizona, two great grandchildren Will and Katie Collins of Plano, sister Ila Neulreich of Phoenix, Arizona.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Bill in March 1995 and son Bill Blanton, Jr. in October 1972.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Chico Cemetery in Chico, Texas.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Groom Senior Living, Plano Medical Center and Allen Family Funeral Options, all of Plano.