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special memorial was held Monday and Tuesday for Blake and Blaine Romes, whose
bodies were recovered last week in Putnam County following an Amber Alert.
days later, it was difficult for family and friends to talk about Blake, 17,
and Blaine, 14, but they said it's sharing memories and hearing new stories
from friends that is getting them through this tough time.
memories of the joyful, happy and genuine brothers are the positives in this
always had a smile on their face, they were always happy," said their uncle
Brent Romes. "They never met a stranger. They were always best friends by the
end of the conversation."
miss them both," added Roman Osborn. "They were both good friends of mine, and
I want them back."
legacy of Blake and Blaine is one that puts a smile on the faces of their
friends and family.
outpouring of support from the community goes to show the positive impact they
made, and that is something their mother Shellie Grothause says makes her very
can tell the community cares, especially with the showing here yesterday and
today and, I'm sure, tomorrow at the church," said Greg Grothause, another
close brothers are being laid to rest Wednesday morning. Anyone wishing to
donate to help the family with funeral and burial expenses can donate at any
Huntington bank location for the "Romes Memorial Fund."
who knows them knows that this world is definitely a dimmer place without them,"
said the boys' cousin Mandy Bosiljevac. "It's going to be a very, very long
time, I think, before any of us can come to terms with any of this."