Retha Bell (Crow) Blizzard of Miami, Okla., died Monday, May 25, 2009, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, Okla., after an illness. She was 87.

Mrs. Blizzard was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Wyandotte, Okla., to Thomas Edward and Maude May (Blaylock) Crow. She graduated from Fairland High School and lived in the Miami area all her life.

She was a homemaker.  

Mrs. Blizzard had married William “Bill” Andy Blizzard Jr. and he preceded her in death as well as her parents; son, William Floyd Blizzard; grandson, Terry Blizzard, and granddaughter, Linda Rene Blizzard.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Robert and Joyce Blizzard and Roy and Billie Blizzard, all of Fairland, Okla., and Darrell and Kathy Blizzard of Locust Grove, Okla.; one daughter, Leta Jane and husband Charley Williams of Van Buren, Ark.; one daughter–in-law, Melanie Handlin of Oronogo, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, 17 great -grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.   

Graveside services will be Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. The Rev. Brent Williams will officiate. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla. Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla. 

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