Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mary J. Blackburn (September 20, 2011)

Mary J. Blackburn, 94, of Greenville and formerly of Ansonia, passed away Tuesday morning, September 20, 2011 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

She was born January 30, 1917 in West Milton, daughter of the late George W. and Grace Mary (Wissinger) Karns. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris R. “Happy” Blackburn in 2005; a son, Benny R. Blackburn in 1958; brothers, Forest and Jack Karns; and sisters, Helen Sebring and Betty Thompson.

Mary had retired from Fram in Greenville after working there 25 years. She was a member of Greenville Missionary Church.

She is survived by her children, Shirley (Gene) Yohey of Greenville, Carol Close of Ansonia, Connie (George) Harling of Celina, Becky (John) Klipstine of Ansonia, Kenny L. Blackburn of Ansonia, and Steve (Carrie) Blackburn of Minster; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a brother, Tom Karns of Laura; sisters, Mabel Dearth of Eaton, Susan Hilton of West Milton, and June Walker of Pleasant Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, at the Greenville Missionary Church with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in West Milton.

The family will receive friends at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday at the Greenville Missionary Church from 9:30 till time of services at 10:30. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Greenville Missionary Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.