Mary Blanton
Fictional Character
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette I
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Nationality: United States
Cause of Death: Cancer
Spouse: George Blanton
Children: Dave Blanton

Mary Blanton was the late wife of George Blanton. She and her husband retired to a farm Grantville years before the Ring of Fire. Not long after they retired, their son Dave divorced his wife and moved onto the farm with them. Some years before the Ring of Fire, Mary's health began to deteriorate. She refused to go to a doctor, chalking her poor health up to her misspent youth catching up to her. Three months later, she died of cancer. Her death negatively impacted Dave, who became a survivalist, and subsequently died in an auto accident. The loss of Mary and Dave led George into a deep depression.

After the Ring of Fire, George sheltered serveral German families to his near-vacant home. His last words were his wife's name.