ULYSSES — Zetah L. Blakesley, 78, of Ulysses, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses.

She was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Flagler, Colo., to Claude and Julia (Laurent) Verhoeff.

She grew up in Flagler, where she graduated from high school. In 1981, she moved to Ulysses.

In 1984, she married Thane Blakesley.

She worked at a steakhouse in Ulysses.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Iris Schwindt of Ulysses; two brothers, Vernon Verhoeff and James Verhoeff; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Rosa Billings, Thelma Bickford, Ernie Verhoeff, Leonard Verhoeff, Leland Verhoeff and Leota Verhoeff.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Zetah L. Blakesley memorial fund, in care of Robson Funeral Home, 218 S. Main, Ulysses, KS 67880.