Irene S. Blatchley

Ms. Blatchley, 73, of Freehold Township, died March 29, 2008, at the Manor Nursing Home in Freehold. She lived in Crosswicks before moving to Freehold in 1953. She worked at Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck until retiring. She was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Stelle of Shelbyville, Mo. She is survived by a son,Wayne Blatchley and his wife, Pat, of Rumford, R.I.; two daughters, Susan Blatchley of Dallas and Nancy Blatchley of Toms River; two siblings, Deanna Showard of Jacksonville, Fla., and Craig Stelle of Wrightstown, her companion, Stan Kowalewski of Middletown; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church, Freehold, under the direction of the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 200Middlesex Turnpike, Iselin, NJ 08830-2000.