DOGWOOD - Blanche Blackman, 84, died at 12:40 a.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at her home.
Born April 5, 1921, at Bertrand, daughter of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell, she had lived all her life in Mississippi County. She had taught school in Dorena and East Prairie and was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church.
On April 16, 1946, she married James "Jim" Blackman who preceded her in death on June 13, 1994.
Survivors include: two sons, James Maxwell Blackman of Jackson, Tenn., and Phillip Daniel Blackman of East Prairie; one brother, Leland Maxwell of Sikeston; one sister, Edna Heath of Bertrand; a daughter-in-law, Karen Blackman of East Prairie; one granddaughter, Ashley Magee of East Prairie; and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Magee of East Prairie.
She was preceded in death by one son, Randall Lee Blackman; two brothers, Harland Maxwell and Ray Maxwell; and one sister, Norma Hurley.
Visitation is at 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Harold Norton, Richard Magehee and Charles Carr officiating.
Pallbearers will be: Mike Haas, John Haas, Roger Blackman, Ron Hurley, Chuck Maxwell, Jerry Maxwell, Bob Maxwell and Bill Maxwell.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Leo Blackman, Dickie Hanor, Jim Bishop, Andrew Ambrose, Keith Evans, Kenneth Dalton, Duke Presson, Bud Russell, Butch McHaney, John A. Johnson, Rick Wertz, Leonard Larkins, Weldon Watson, William Maxwell, Wendy Blackman and Brad Hequemborg.
Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Preferred Hospice 423 Business Highway 60 West
Dexter, Mo. 63841
Attention: Jeff Young, Administrator
Dogwood United Methodist Church
c/o Margie Arington
1949 St. Highway East Prairie, Mo. 63845