Downs—Mary Lou Blide, 87, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Beloit, KS.  She was born on October 29, 1928 to Frank and Nellie (Cox) Sheets.
She was a retired small business owner.
She is preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Vanderlinden in 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters, Claudia (Bill) Berkley of Downs, and Carla Blide of Red Cloud, NE, 3 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Downs.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the church, Solomon Valley Hospice, and Downs Senior Center in care of Domoney Funeral Home, PO Box 127, Downs, KS  67437.