Grace Shirley Blase

Grace Shirley Blase, (nee Thomas), passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019, at the age of 90 in Bradenton, Florida.  A long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Grace worked in the hospitality field there for nearly 40 years before moving to Sarasota about 20 years ago. An active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bradenton and Sarasota, Grace was tirelessly devoted to Christian outreach and prison ministry and devoted countless hours knitting scarves and blankets for the poor and homeless.  Grace is survived by her three sons, John, Bill and Gary; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled for the family by Maloney Funeral Home.