September 19, 1927 - March 14, 2018
Elva M. Blackburn, 90, of Wapakoneta, died 12:56 p.m., Wed. March 14, 2018, at the Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, OH. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Johns Creek, KY, the daughter of Bannie Lee & Nettie (Burchett) Goble, who preceded her in death. On June 29, 1948, she married William C. Blackburn and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1981. Survivors include, 7 children, Carol L. Metzger, Botkins, OH, Claud O. (Tieann) Blackburn, Vail, AZ, Debra M. (Larry) Schmiesing, New Bremen, OH, Dennis R. Blackburn, Wapakoneta, Rita M. Blackburn, Swansboro, NC, Brenda K. Cullison, Knoxville, TN, Brian K. Blackburn, Wapakoneta, grandchildren, Kristel (Daniel) Suchland, Kara (Bryan) Hovekamp, Kelley (Jordan) Maynard, Mason (Elizabeth) Blackburn, Joseph (Lisa) McGovern, Katy (Joel) Slane, Ben (Becky) Schmiesing, Kyle (Jaclyn)Schmiesing, Kacie (Dustin) Pape, Sarah Schmiesing, Dana Ridenour, Raymond (Ashley) Blackburn, & Billie Cullison, great grandchildren, Grace, Dryden, Sadie, Avery, Airyen, Anthony, Aidan, Jeffrey, Connor, Liam, Reece, Reagan, Myles, Jude, Rory, Alayna, Grace, Leyland, Braden, Kristen, Paytin, Kailyn, Dylan, Ella, Lily, Rayna, & Will, She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Gene Metzger; brothers, Frank, Hershel, Holland, Vernon, Garnet, & Junior Goble; and a sister, Bessie Faye Hager. A homemaker, Elva had previously worked at Westinghouse Corp., Lima. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, playing the guitar, cooking, and making fudge while wearing her special cap. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Sun. March 18, 2018, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., (St. Rt. 501), Wapakoneta, with Pastor Justin McCall officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta. The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m., Sat. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Activity Fund at the Wapakoneta Manor.
Elva M. Blackburn, 90, of Wapakoneta, died 12:56 p.m., Wed. March 14, 2018, at the Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, OH. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Johns Creek, KY, the daughter of Bannie Lee & Nettie (Burchett) Goble,... View Obituary & Service Information
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