Jacqueline Linda Blasdel, 80, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at her residence in Greensburg. Jackie was born on April 4, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Valentine and Lillian Bauer. She was a graduate of Western Hills High School. She worked as a lab technician at Proctor and Gamble earning an honorary PhD from her fellow co-workers. Jackie was married to William J. Blasdel on September 27, 1963. She then became a full-time mother while living in Bright, In. She was also the bookkeeper for the Miller Township Trustee. Jackie and Bill moved to Greensburg in 1968 and both became very active in the community. She was president of the American Cancer Society, a founding member of Tree County Players, founder and director of Tree City Singers, board member of Tulip Trace Girl Scout Council, Vice Chair of the Decatur County Republican Party, member of the Lung Association, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, member of the leasing committee of the Decatur County Hospital, founding member of the DCMH Foundation, President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of New Directions, 30 year member of the United Methodist Church, member of the Greensburg Wesleyan Church, and served on a number of other committees. In 1974, along with her husband, they started the WB Panel company which was later incorporated with an industrial oven company to form Blasdel Enterprises in 1982. Jackie was the CEO for over 35 years. In 2007, Jackie was awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award from Gov. Mitch Daniels and a state recognition from the Republican Party. In 2010, Jackie and Bill were recognized with the Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. Jackie is survived by her husband, William Blasdel, Greensburg, two sons, Jack (Pam) Blasdel and Tim (Carol) Blasdel, all of Greensburg, three daughters, Jill Blasdel, Beth (Greg DeWitt) Blasdel, and Becky Blasdel, all of Greensburg, three grandsons, Todd Blasdel, Noblesville, Matt (Sara) Blasdel, Noblesville, Michael (Brittany Nicole) Blasdel, Greensburg, three granddaughters, Brittany K. Blasdel, Greensburg, Grace Vanderbur and Olivia Vanderbur, of Greensburg, 4 great grandchildren, Miles, Bailey, Malcolm, and Jace Blasdel, two sisters, Eleanor Lorton, and Marjie Bauer, both of Cincinnati, and several nieces and nephews. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Valentine and Lillian Bauer. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-8 pm and on Saturday from 10-11 am at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will start at 11 am on Saturday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Preston officiating. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery in Bright. Memorial contributions can be made to the DCMH Foundation or to Tree County Players. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
… Guyanese club beaten 4-0 in final game against Santiago de CubaGUYANA’S Fruta Conquerors bowed out of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football’s (CONCACAF) 2019 Caribbean Club Shield in Curacao, following their 4-0 defeat against Santiago de Cuba. The defeat was the club’s second of the tournament, following their opening 2-0 result against Scholar International SC.The result against Santiago de Cuba meant that the Guyanese club failed to score in their three outings in Curacao, given the fact that their second game of the tournament saw them play to a scoreless draw (0-0) against home side Jong Holland. In their clash against the Cuban club, Rolando Abreu pierced Fruta Conquerors’ goal twice; first in the 40th minute and then in the 50th, while Jorge Villalon (43rd) and Eddy Olivares (71st) were the other goalscorers for the victors.The winners of the 2019 CONCACAF Caribbean Shield, provided that said team fulfil the CONCACAF Regional Club Licensing criteria, will have the opportunity to face the fourth-place finishers of the 2019 Flow CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship in a playoff match to determine the fourth Caribbean representative in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.