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Jean Blackwell


July 12, 2016

Sept. 23, 1927 - July 10, 2016

Jean Blackwell, 88, of Sweet Home died at home July 10, 2016.

She was born Sept. 23, 1927 in Holley to Ira and Mildred (Fruit) Van Epps.

On June 21, 1947 she married Orie Lee Blackwell. She had seven children and took in 27 foster children altogether. She was a great mother.

Mrs. Blackwell enjoyed playing pinochle, embroidering and all holidays – especially Christmas. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by sons Bob and daughter-in-law Carol Blackwell of Brownsville, Ron and daughter-in-law Beth Blackwell, Mike and daughter-in-la...

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