Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Blackburn was a manufacturing representative.
He was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Xenia to Ralph N.
and Sada Price Blackburn. He married Mary K. Gupton
in Springfield on June 14, 1941. She died Oct. 18,
He is survived by one daughter, Janet (and Don)
Maxheimer of Mount Pulaski; one son, Jeffrey (and
Peggy) Blackburn of Petersburg; one brother, William
Blackburn of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and
He was a member of the Mount Pulaski First United
Methodist Church, Mount Pulaski Masonic Lodge,
Valley of Springfield Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
and Ansar Temple.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Pulaski First
United Methodist Church.
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