Blanche Owens Soape, 95, of Orange passed away Monday, Dec. 12.

A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, at Old Center Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home.

Mrs. Soape was born in Panola County on Jan. 21, 1916 to William Meredith and Minnie Dora (Duncan) Owens. She was a member of Cove Baptist Church, a wonderful cook, enjoyed crocheting, sewing and fishing but most of all she loved taking care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, W.B. “Dick” Soape; son, William Don Soape; grandson, Casey L. Soape; sister, Laverne Dorris and brother, James Owens.

Mrs. Soape is survived by her daughter, Dixie Kelley of Vidor and grandchildren, Donald Wayne Coon, Ricky Coon, both of Vidor, George Soape of Vinton, Paula Thompson and husband, Bill of Iowa, LA and Wendy Soape of Vinton, LA.

She is also survived by six great grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Grashot and daughter-in-law, Pauline L. Soape of Vinton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cove Baptist Church, 1005 Dupont Dr, Orange, TX, 77630 or to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.