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Nancy Shropshire Blazer passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, peacefully at her home in Georgetown, where she was born.
She was born Sept. 6, 1923, to Mattie Craig and Grover Shropshire in Georgetown.
Following her Graduation from University of Kentucky, she married Paul G. Blazer Jr. They resided in Henderson and Cincinnati, Ohio before settling in Ashland.
In Ashland they had and raised three daughters, Nancy Monroe Blazer (Deceased), Martha Blazer (Ben) Smith of Scott County and Barrie Blazer (Sam) Conner (Sam) of Oldham County.
They were long time members of First Presbyterian Church in Ashland.
In May 2004, Nancy was honored to receive the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award for Historic Preservation. According to the Ashland Daily Independent, she was "a wonderful role model for preservation. At every opportunity she builds consciousness of historic preservation, sense of place, and economic value. Preservation is her passion."
After her husband, Paul, passed away in 1997, she restored and moved into her childhood home in Georgetown, at which time she renewed her membership to First Christian Church.
She is survived by her two daughters; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Johnson's Funeral Home in Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Sanders Brown Center on Aging, 300 West Vine Street, Suite 601, Lexington, KY 40507; Hospice-Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1317 US 62, Cynthiana, KY 41031; or the charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank Nancy's wonderful caregivers, Poppy Hampton, Virginia Houston, Jackie Fullwood, Connie Mowery, Georgia Lockridge and the staff of Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to johnsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 25, 2017
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