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Blanche E. Gascoigne, age 108, of Amboy, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Maple Crossing in Amboy. She was born July 21, 1909, in Binghampton, the daughter of Levi and Minnie (Smith) Searls.
She had worked as a Secretary for Ruckman Insurance in Amboy, as well as a Bookkeeper for the Amboy Fire Department and Dickinson Hardware.
Blanche was a member of the Binghampton Neighborhood Club.
She married William A. Gascoigne in Amboy May 2, 1933. He preceded her in death August 16, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a son William Gascoigne Jr.; a daughter Dorothy Floto; 1 grandson Greg; 6 brothers Floyd, Fred, Lyle, John, Glenn, and George Searls; 3 sisters Ruth Kohut, Hazel Mihm, and Grace Dillon.
Survivors include her children Donald "Tuffy" (Wilma) Gascoigne of Amboy, Betty (Bill) Ogan of Clinton, IA, and Jack Gascoigne of Savanna; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren; 2 great-great-great- grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with the Rev. Mark Glenn, officiating.
Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Binghampton Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be held on Saturday, from 10:00 AM until time of service in the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the Amboy Fire Department. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.
Published on January 16, 2018
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