Richard Blakely "Blake" Ohsol left this world peacefully at home surrounded by his family and started his Heavenly journey at 11:11 AM, Friday, August 15, 2014.
He will be missed by his wife and soul mate, Mary Ann along with three loving daughters; Lori Ferris Burks (Jimmy) of Elizabethtown, KY, Lisa Ferris of W. Jefferson, NC and Laurie Ferris Norris of Frankfort, KY, seven wonderful grandchildren; Samantha Ann Norris Moore (Michael) of Frankfort, KY and Sara Grace Thomas, Mary Abigail Thomas, Javen Ross Thomas, Anna Loren Thomas, Brody Burks and Lucas Aiden Burks all of Elizabethtown, KY a very special great grandson Ayden Moore of Frankfort, KY and a man who was like a son; Paul Ross Thomas of Lebanon.
Blake's three loving siblings: Fred Ohsol (Mary Anne) of New Bern, NC, Alison Allen (Skip) of Smithfield, VA and Betsy Gustafson (Darryl) of Wyoming, DE along with many nieces and nephews are all saddened by his too early death from cancer.
Blake was born in Boston, MA to the late Ernest Osbourne Ohsol and Rosamond Mary Montgomery Ohsol.
Blake was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA. he was also a Viet Nam Veteran. Blake served in managerial capacities with Commercial Union Assurance Co. in Boston and Kansas City from 1970-78, then directed the risk management program at Research Medical Center in Kansas City until 1981. He was Risk Manager and Consultant Large Accounts Division and Vice President of Financial Guardian, Inc. 1981-1985. In 1979-1985 he was on the boards of Kansas City Philharmonic, the Kansas City Ballet, Psychic Studies Institute and Realms Institute. Blake also was editor of the Kansas City Holistic Health Association Newsletter. After coming to Marion County in 1985 to join his long time friend Mary Ann whom he married in 1986. He did surveying, taught school and was a purchasing agent for Ken Mar Tool before starting his own business "I'm Your Handyman" in 1988. He also co-owned Ann's Chateau, his home and rental apartment units, with his wife Mary Ann. In 2011 until present he was co-chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the local branch of the NAACP and was a member of the BMW Motorcycle Association and an avid rider.
Blake moved to Marion County in 1985 and wants everyone in the area to know how much he loved this area and the people he met though his journey.
Blake chose cremation and his ashes will be sprinkled in St. Francis into the pond of the family cabin. His family will be holding a private memorial service.
In lieu of flowers; please express your sympathy by donating to his church: "New Life Christian Church" at P.O. Box 117, Bradfordsville, KY 40009. All funds will be for the Sunday School and Activities Center building fund.