Marion-O’Mira Bleyer (nee Chapman) passed away on June 25 in Marion, IL, surrounding by her loving family. She was 68 years old.
O’Mira was born in Marion on November 12, 1947, the daughter of Harry and O’Dessa (Lawrence) Chapman. She married Thomas Bleyer on December 6, 1977. Along with being a wonderful mother and wife, she worked at the Marion Holiday Inn and Bleyer Insurance.
O’Mira is survived by her husband, Thomas Bleyer of Marion, IL; daughters Lisa Weaver of Tuscaloosa, AL and Brooks Bleyer (Wendy Igert) of Marion, IL; stepsons Kenneth (Emil) Bleyer of Seattle, WA; Albert Bleyer of Hilo, HI; Charles (Tracee) Bleyer of Golconda, IL; Phil Bleyer of Austin, TX; David Bleyer of Hurst, IL; grandchildren Madison Weaver, Maggee and Anthony Bleyer, Belinda and Daniel Bleyer, and Kendel Bleyer; nieces Hollie Chapman of Ft. Worth, TX and Kimberly Webb of Marseilles, IL; and dear friend Nelda Parks.
She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and O'Dessa Chapman and brothers, Joe B. Chapman and James Wendell Kline.
Visitation services will be held from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11am at Goddard Chapel Church in Marion with Rev. Monsignor Thomas Flach and Father Richard Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vietnam Veterans Association and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959. To sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com
O’Mira’s love of life could be seen from sun up to sun down. Whether strolling the streets of New Orleans with Tom; savoring a glass of wine with loved ones; hosting the perfect Mardi Gras party; or adding that last piece of bling to complete her perfect ensemble—she lived each day to its fullest. Those fortunate to have O’Mira in their lives will question how to move forward. Her response would be to quote Scarlett O’Hara, “I'll think about that tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.”