Harry Blome Jr., 81, of Stonington passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in his home. He was born on August 16, 1935 in Stonington, the son of Harry Lincoln and Lula (Simpson) Blome. He married Mary E. Shipp on September 11, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She preceded him in death on January 22, 2013. Harry was a lifelong farmer and raised and showed sheep for many years. Harry was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church. He and Mary showed and judged sheep all over Illinois and at the Illinois State Fair for over 60 years. He was a member of the Land of Lincoln Board of Directors and inducted into their Hall of Fame. Harry was a past president of the Illinois Oxford Sheep Association. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing in his free time.
He is survived by his sons: Gary Blome (Judy) of Florence, Alabama and Terry Blome (Lori) of Pleasant Plans; grandchildren: Dustin Blome (Kelly) of Benton, Arkansas, Trevor Blome (Leah) of Springfield, Aaron Blome (Amy) of Moline, Tiffany Smith (Jason) of Pleasant Plains, Ashley Kochniarczyk (Michael) of Taylorville, Jacob Blome of Bloomington, Evan Rollins (Alicia) of Springfield, Kayla Rollins of St. Pete Beach, Florida, and Alex Blome of Decatur; 11 Great Grandchildren; niece: Donna Hopkins of Rolla, Missouri; nephew: Ronald Bauer of Shingle Springs, California; cousins: Darlene Metzger of Decatur, and Anna Marie Miller of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sisters: Luella Childs and Doris Bauer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be left to the Stonington First Baptist Church. McClure Funeral home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Harry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com