- Local Guide
Carolyn M. Blackburn, 90, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2012, in front of her residence from injuries sustained from a single automobile accident.
She was born April 27, 1922, in Ada, the daughter of Freda (Freymuth) and Melvin Stinebaugh, who preceded her in death. On June 21, 1942, she married Guy W. Blackburn, and he died Jan. 2, 2005.
Surviving are four cousins, Nancy Freymuth, of Wapakoneta, Faero (Everett) Linker, of Wapakoneta, Doris Sunderland, of Wapakoneta, and Norval (Joyce) Freymuth, of Wapakoneta; special friends, Vickie Howell, of Spencerville, the John Barrett family, and the Tim Jones family; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; several great-great-nieces; and a sister-in-law, Emma Jane, of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Treva Howell; and a niece, Sonia Howell.
A 1940 graduate of Blume High School, Carolyn worked 38 years at the Westinghouse Corp. in Lima. She was a life member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta, and a member of the Womenâ€™s Guild and Circle 3 of the church. Carolyn enjoyed traveling, playing cards, attending shows, and visiting with friends. She was also a member of the Westinghouse Retirees Club.
Services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta; with the Revs. Jeffrey Davis and David Howell officiating. Burial is to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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