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Clara Blackwell

Thursday, June 16, 2005

BOURBON -- Clara Jane Cullins Blackwell, 63, formerly of Washington, died June 8, 2005, at her home.

Born June 6, 1942, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Allison and Wilma Stone Cullins, she completed her schooling in Sikeston. A member of the St. Francis Borgia Parish, she was also a member of Elks Lodge 1559, Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Aerie 3781 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3987. She was also the first woman member of the Washington Auxiliary Police Department.

In June 1981, she married Donald R. Blackwell.

Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Eugene Risner of St. Peters and Traci and Mike Allen of New Haven; three brothers, Allison Cullins III of San Diego, Calif., Marvin Cullins of Gresham, Ore., and Marshall Cullins of Potosi; one half sister, Buelah Mae Newman of Sikeston; two grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a special friend, Ray Gallager of Bourbon.

Services were conducted June 11 at St. Francis Borgia Church in Washington. The Rev. Andrew Sigmund officiated.

Burial followed in the Harrison Cemetery at Jerome.

Miller Funeral Home of Washington was in charge of arrangements.