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Delores Jean Blust

June 26, 1938 — November 26, 2022



Delores Jean Blust, 84, of Oneida, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022, 4:05 PM, Roseville Rehab and Healthcare Center.


Delores was born on June 26, 1938 in Galesburg. She was the daughter of Robert and Gladys (Akers) Lowery. Delores married Byron Everett Blust on August 28, 1959 in Galesburg. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on March 13, 2013. Surviving Delores are her children, Everett Dean (Jeanne) Blust of Monmouth and Kelly (Tim) Lafferty of LaHarpe; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Tina) Blust, Ashley (Dan) Bushong, Michael (Dakota) Lafferty and Brian Lafferty; six great-grandchildren, Molly and Maggie Blust. Eli, Stewart and Everett Bushong and Vice Lafferty. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Everett, son, Steve and sister, Joyce Easley.


Delores was a 1956 graduate of Galesburg High School. Everett and Delores owned and operated the Wataga Feed Mill. She was a homemaker who took great pride in her home and raising her children. Delores was a member of the Wataga Congregational Church. In her younger years, Delores enjoyed traveling, boating and snow mobiling with her family.



Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Graveside services will follow the visitation at the Wataga Cemetery, Wataga. Rev. Jordan Knight will officiate. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Wataga Congregational Church.  On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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