Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Mary J. Blackburn, 94, formerly of Ansonia, died Sept. 20, 2011, at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville.
She was born Jan. 30, 1917, in West Milton to George W. and Grace Mary Wissinger Karns. She married Morris R. "Happy" Blackburn, who died in 2005.
Surviving are children, Shirley (Gene) Yohey, Greenville, Carol Close, Ansonia, Connie (George) Harling, Celina, Becky (John) Klipstine, Ansonia, Kenny L. Blackburn, Ansonia, and Steve (Carrie) Blackburn, Minster; siblings, Tom Karns, Laura, Mabel Dearth, Eaton, Susan Hilton, West Milton, June Walker, Pleasant Hill; and numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Benny Blackburn; brothers, Forest and Jack Karns; and sisters, Helen Sebring and Betty Thompson.
She was a member of Greenville Missionary Church and had retired from Fram, Greenville, after 25 years service.
Funeral service is 10: 30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, West Milton.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, and 9:30 a.m. until time of service Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Condolences may be left at oliverfloyd.com.
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