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EDMONTON – Philip Mason Blaydes, 81, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Metcalfe Healthcare Center in Edmonton.

Philip was born on August 8, 1940, to the late Davis and Winnie Blaydes. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles H. Blaydes.

He was a faithful member and trustee of Pleasant Ridge Church. He was a retired foreman of the KY Department of Transportation where he worked for almost 30 years. Philip enjoyed camping, fishing, farming, and spending time with his family and friends. Philip and Anita Blaydes married on January 27, 1962, and were only a few days short of their 60th wedding anniversary.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Blaydes; two daughters, Sherry (Randy) Keltner and Lee Ann (Carl) Edwards; one grandchild, Bryson Keltner; three step-grandchildren, Ben (Mary Katherine) Keltner, Candie (Pete) Bennett, and Courtney (Brian) King; six step-great-grandchildren, Austin Bennett, Lydia Bennett, Madlyn Keltner, Levi King, Adam Keltner, and Tatum King; two sisters, Peggy (Jerry) Turner and Jennie Carol (Clay) Slinker; one sister-in-law, Wanda Coffey; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral Services for Philip Blaydes will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and after 9:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home.

Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Blaydes.  Please share your messages of condolence with the family at


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