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Mary Adele Blackwell

Mary Adele Blackwell, 77, of Cuero passed away Monday, Nov. 15. She was born Oct. 29, 1944, in Cuero to Howard and Mary Kleinecke. She married Claude “Buddy” Blackwell, Jr. on Oct. 20, 1962, and they had two children, Kimberly Lynn Blackwell Powers and Finley North Blackwell.

Mary Adele graduated from Cuero High School. She attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville and earned her degree in Home Economics. She was very active in the community. She served on the Cuero Library Board; she was a hospital volunteer and a member of Shutterbugs. She was a devoted Elder, choir member, organist and Presbyterian Women officer. Mary Adele enjoyed photography, gardening, horseback riding and she taught piano lessons for many years. She was Buddy’s right-hand cowgirl and professional gate opener. She loved working for the family business, Cuero Livestock.  Mary Adele’s favorite holiday was Christmas. She loved celebrating Christmas and took pride in celebrating it all year long. She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Finley (Anissa) Blackwell; sisters, Bonnie (Rick) Wheeler, Becky (Les) Richter and Gaye (Paul) Avery; brothers, Jack (Sharon) Kleinecke and David (Stephanie) Kleinecke; grandchildren, Paige (Jess) Powers Nyegaard, Kyle Powers, Cassidy (Wes) Blackwell Wyrick and Dixie Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Weston Nyegaard and Adelynn Nyegaard.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Buddy Blackwell and daughter, Kimberly Lynn Blackwell Powers.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Freund Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Stanley Larson officiating.

Pallbearers include Mary Adele’s nephews; Richard Wheeler, David Scott Kleinecke, Mason Kleinecke, Dean Kleinecke, Christopher Richter, Aaron Richter, Gage Richter, Dakota Blackwell, Tucker Blackwell, Mike Pagel, Gary Pagel and David Pagel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Friar Ag Center.

You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

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