Barbara Ann Blanton, 73, of Granite City, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1942, in Granite City, a daughter of the late Louis “Leo” and Louise (Pinkston) Mshar.
Barbara was a longtime office administrator at Tri City Truck Canvas in Granite City. She attended Calvary Life church in Granite City and was well-known for her giving spirit. She gave countless hours of her time in support of those in need at the Community Care Center and New Creations Food Pantry in Mitchell. Barbara was active with the F.I.G.S. at Trinity Methodist Church and sat on the Board of Bereaved Patents of America. She volunteered her time in Sunday school at Calvary Life Church, collected hats and gloves for kids in need during winter months and was a huge supporter of the Granite City High School Marching Band. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Matthew, who she was so proud of.
She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter, Sheryll Reznack of Granite City; her grandson, Matthew Reznack of Granite City; and her sister, Diane Dillier of Collinsville.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Sherwood Ronald “Red” Blanton, whom she married on Aug. 10, 1962, and her son, Brett Blanton.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Then friends and family will go in procession to Sunset Hill Memorial Estates for committal services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Maynard officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family.