Elda R. Blalock, 88, of Springfield, died at 12:02 am on Friday, December 21, 2012. She was born on May 7, 1924 in Standard City, IL to the late William and Pasquina Taglioli Palmonari. She was married to Robert Blalock in 1946, who predeceased her. She was also preceded by a sister, Novella Pacotti and one infant sister.
Elda is survived by her two daughters, Bobella Glatz of Springfield and Sheila (Robert) Powers of St. Louis, MO; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one niece, Marsha (Gary) Blackman of Taylorville, IL.
She was an upbeat, joyous person who loved people. Her beautiful voice and love of music was known by many. She was a homemaker, co-owner of the Aloha and owner of Discount Wallpaper Shoppe.
She served as president of several PTA organizations; president of the Springfield area Cancer Society; a member of the Eastern Star and attended St. Joseph Church in Chatham.
Private services will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Children’s Dyslexia Center, 1020 Rickard Road, Springfield, IL 62704.