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Mary Ann Blackburn

August 26, 1934 June 5, 2019
Mary Ann Blackburn
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Obituary for Mary Ann Blackburn

Mary Ann (Leamen) Blackburn, 84, of West Frankfort, Illinois, departed this life Wednesday June 5, 2019 in Herrin Hospital at 10:55a.m.

Mary Ann was born August 26, 1934 in West Frankfort to Samuel John and Celia May (Willard) Leamen. She married Robert J. Blackburn on May 20, 1954 in West Frankfort and he preceded her in death.

She attended Lincoln School and graduated from Frankfort Community High School in 1952. Mary Ann was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Frankfort. Her passion was being able to work in the nursery and being able to play with the toddlers. She also had an ear for music and loved being able to play her piano at home. When not inside, she enjoyed being putside taking care of her flowers and her yard.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: daughter, Connie Pierson and husband Gordon of Columbia, South Dakota; son, Michael Blackburn and wife, Anita of West Frankfort; granddaughters; Jessica Patton and husband Jason of Paducah, KY; Megan Eader and husband, Matthew of Kirkwood, MO; one great granddaughter, Adalynn Patton; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Blackburn and Shirley Sutfin both of West Frankfort; niece, Lana Kee and husband, Ron of Johnston City; nephew, Tim Blackburn and wife, Vicky of West Frankfort; many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert and by her sister, Jackie Pattarozzi and brother, Cutty Leamen.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday June 8, 2019 in the Union Funeral Home - West Frankfort, Illinois with Brother Mike Cash officiating. Burial will be in the Boner Cemetery - West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Frankfort Beautification Group. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Saturday

8

Jun

9:00 AM 6/8/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Union Funeral Home

213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Jun

11:00 AM 6/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Union Funeral Home

213 East Oak Street
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Union Funeral Home
213 East Oak Street West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Boner Cemetery Final Resting Place

Woody Rd.
West Frankfort, IL 62896

Woody Rd. West Frankfort 62896 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

West Frankfort Beautification Group

110 North Jefferson
West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
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