Viola L. Blake, 75,  of El Dorado passed away Monday (July 8, 2019)  in El Dorado

Viola’s life began on February 14, 1944; the daughter of Dean and Eleanor (Bartholomae) Kidwell. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Blake on February 14, 1962. She later attended the Butler County Junior College. Viola retired from the El Dorado Refinery after 22 years of service. 

Viola was a fun loving person. She enjoyed concerts, movies and books. Viola loved to shop on QVC. She absolutely loved the Fourth of July and the celebrations that surrounded the holiday. Viola had a deep love for animals, she especially loved her cat, Garfield, her dog, Bear and macaw Molly. Viola’s greatest joy was her family which includes her husband Kenneth of El Dorado; children Kimberly Blake of El Dorado, Karen (Jonnie) Johnson of El Dorado, Kelly (Kirk) Day of El Dorado; grandchildren Jayme Tucker, Mason (Callie) Johnson, Kegan (Ashley) Johnson, William Day and Cameron Day; sister Norma Jean (Robert) Thrush of Wichita; Aunt Bernice Hackler as well as several nieces and nephews. Viola is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Elizabeth Jack. 

Graveside service will be held at  noon at the Walnut Valley Memorial Park.  Friends and Family are all welcome to join the Blake family at the graveside services.  Family and friends are also welcome to join the family at 1 p.m. Friday  (July 12, 2019) after the graveside service at First Baptist Church Community Life Center for a light lunch and fellowship. 

Memorial contributions in Viola’s name may be directed to the Victory Christian Academy, P.O. Box 241, El Dorado, KS 67042,  or to the Heartstrings Animal Advocates, Inc. of El Dorado, 730 NW 34th El Dorado 67042, . 

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