Born July 6, 1918, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Aubrey Cecil and Early Francis Petty Blaylock, she was a bookkeeper/secretary and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden.
On July 15, 1937, in Norwood, N.Y., she married Charles Edward Fritzius, who preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2000. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles Fritzius Jr., and Aubrey "Butch" Fritzius; one daughter, Early Frances Fritzius and one brother, Aubrey Cecil Blaylock Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy McConnell and husband, Chuck, of Malden; three sons, Robert Fritzius and wife, Myra, of Starkville, Miss., Jerry Fritzius and wife, Crystal, of Kingman, Ariz., and John Fritzius and wife, Debbie, of Arnold, Mo.; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Aulden LeBlanc and Paul Starnes officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Clarkton, Mo.