Violet T. Blume

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Violet T. Blume

Dec. 10, 1925 - April 20, 2022

INDIANOLA, Neb. Violet T. Blume, age 96, longtime resident of Indianola, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

Violet was born Dec. 10, 1925, in McCook, Neb., to parents, Rex and Gladys (Cook) Cross. She was one of four children born to this union. Violet attended school in McCook, graduating from McCook High School with the Class of 1942. She went on to attend McCook Community College for one year.

On April 8, 1944, Violet married the love of her life, Harold A. Blume in Oberlin, Kan. The couple was blessed with four children. The family made their home in Indianola.

Violet was a 70-plus year member of the Indianola Methodist Church, where she served with the United Methodist Church Women as well as on the church board. In her spare time, Violet enjoyed gardening and was active in several pinochle card clubs. She will be remembered for always telling those she loved I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around your neck.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Blume; brothers, Richard and Donald Cross; sister, Virginia (Dave) Cynova and infant sister, Mary; daughters, Thelma (Jerrell) Pickett and Pauline Jones; as well as two grandchildren, Tammy Pickett and Jesse Randolph.

Those left to celebrate her life include her children, Kenneth (Bosa) Blume of Vrlika, Croatia and Nancy (Larry) Randolph of Indianola; sisters-in-law, Noreen Cross of Palmetta, Fla., Alice Hansen of Cambridge, Neb., and Janie McConville of Indianola; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge with Pastor David Kim officiating.

Private family inurnment will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Indianola.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Indianola Volunteer Fire and Rescue, 102 N. 4th Street, Indianola, NE 69034.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook for the family.