Nancy Lee Blade

January 10th

Nancy Lee Blade, 79, Syracuse, passed away at 7:25 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 8, 1942, in Columbus, OH to Richard and Susan Mason (Clark). In 1945 she was adopted by Charles “Earl” and Lillian (Monroe) Hirons, Muncie, IN.

During her childhood, she spent many Summers on Barbee and North Webster Lakes. She graduated high school in 1960 from Muncie Central. She moved to Syracuse in 1970 and worked many years as a Real Estate Broker. Nancy also owned and managed Nancy’s Kitchen in the 1980’s and worked as a bartender for many years at Lil’s Anchor Bar, Quackers, VFW, American Legion, and the Eagles.

She enjoyed working in her yard, cooking, being on the lake, fishing, playing euchre, and spending time with her friends and family. Prior to her illness, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Syracuse.

She is survived by son, Larry Blade Jr (Angie), Wolf Lake; son Kevin Blade (Dawn), South Mills, NC; daughter, Niccole “Nikki” Blade, Syracuse; five grandchildren; Andrea (Jonathan) Howard, Seth (Autumn Hatter) Long, Shay (Dustin) Hinen, Hannah and Benjamin Camacho, and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and her brother, David Hirons.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at the Eastlund Funeral Home located at 7458 E. 1000 N. Syracuse, IN 46567.   A Memorial service will follow at 6PM at the funeral home.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Muncie Children’s Home.

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