Pinckneyville Teacher Passes Away


By WSIL Manager

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Pinckneyville is mourning the loss of a longtime educator.

Nancy Blechle, 43, passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

Blechle, known as "Doc B", had taught math at Pinckneyville Community High School since 2005.

During an interview with News 3 in 2011, Blechle was using Skype to stay connected with students while undergoing chemotherapy.

Students recently held an assembly and created a special Valentine's Day message for Blechle, sharing the video on the district's Facebook page.

Visitation for Nancy Blechle will be from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 and from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, Missouri. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the SVHS Class of 1988 Memorial Scholarship or Pinckneyville Educational Foundation. 


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