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Blaine Eugene O'Marah

April 29, 1925 — October 16, 2022



Blaine Eugene O’Marah, 97, of Eureka, IL passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

He was born on April 29, 1925 in Eureka, IL a son of Clarence “Curly” and Bessie Miller O’ Marah. He married Shirley McKittrick on September 17, 1950 in Eureka, IL. She survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, April (Harold) Hansen of Chicago; one son, Matt (Tammy) O’Marah of Washington; two grandchildren, Joshua and Kaitlyn O’Marah; two brothers, Jim and Ramon O’Marah of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris.

Blaine served with his country with the U.S. Navy Seabees in WWII.

Blaine worked as a plumber on large construction projects such as Caterpillar plants, St. Francis Hospital and the Clinton power plant, but he most loved his family, mushroom hunting, fishing, playing the piano. and New Orleans jazz.

A Celebration of Life will be held on November 26, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Area United Fund: Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 26, 2022

1:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Eureka United Methodist Church

208 N Callender St, Eureka, IL 61530

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