Saturday, December 11, 2010

Roy Lewis Van Blaricome, 1935-1995

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary of 1995
  Roy Van Blaricome, 59, of Iowa City, formerly of Batavia, died Monday, July 3, 1995, at his home.
  He was born July 22, 1935, in Jerome, the son of Andy and Dorothy (Thompson) Van Blaricome.
  He married Joan Miller Dec. 24, 1957, in Batavia. She survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Royce of Oak Harbor, Wash., Randy and Robert, both of Ottumwa; three brothers, Paul of Drakesville, Max of Numa and Keith of Bettendorf; five sisters, Eva Shriver and Judy Stout of Ottumwa, Beulah Crowder of Eldon, Mo., Lucille Ross of Des Moines and JoAnn Miller of Ft. Collins, Colo.; and six grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by four sisters, Gwen Lehman, Nadine Ross and Fern and Paulette in infancy.
  He graduated from Seymour High School in 1953. He served in the Air Force. He owned and operated Van's 66 and the Koffee Kup, both in Ottumwa, from 1974 to 1987. He later owned and operated Roy's Steakhouse in Agency from 1988 to 1993. He was a former member of the American Legion in Ottumwa and the Kilwinning Masonic Lodge in Batavia. He was a past scoutmaster in Batavia and was in the Shriner Cycle Patrol in Ottumwa.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the People's Church of Batavia with the Rev. Jack Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the Batavia Cemetery. Open visitation will be after 9 a.m. today, Friday, with family visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at the Campbell-Kremer Funeral Home in Batavia.
  Memorials may be directed to the family.

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