Jerri Sue Blood of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Blood was born September 14, 1942 in Kalamazoo to Jocko and Marie (Hoeness) Blakeman and was a lifelong resident of the area. For many years she was employed with Borgess-Pipp Hospital, retiring when she turned 50.
Jerri liked to watch the Detroit Tigers, Verlander was her favorite, and was a dedicated fan of Days of Our Lives soap opera. In her leisure time she loved going to bingo, baking, crafts, sewing, decorating sugar cookies, going to movies and shopping. She was always gardening and loved working with her flowers, watching birds and always making sure they had food. Jerri had a great sense of humor, was a very strong person, both inside and out. She was caring and giving, no matter her limitations, always helping with potlucks, bake sales or just lending an ear. She was a cancer survivor and despite her limitations, she would always do exercise class and crafts. She was a loving wife, mom and friend.
On July 24, 1965 in Allegan she married Jerry Lee Blood and they had celebrated 46 years together. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son and a daughter, Ken Blood of Byron Center and Crissy Blood of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Sandi Weiso; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and their husbands, Medora (Harry) Winter, Wava (Herman) Hartwig, Donna (Roy) Norton; and a brother, Jack Weiso.
In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to her family or to the charity of your choice.
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