Betty Lou Blackburn

Betty Lou Eileen Blackburn, age 83, of Jacksonville, Ark., passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born Nov. 18, 1930 in Collinsville, Ill. to the late Joseph and Emma (Poneleit) Maddalino. She married Marco P. Blackburn on Sept. 30, 1957. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Wilma Stahura. Betty and Marco first met at the Miner's Theater in Collinsville, Ill. where she had worked at the popcorn concession stand for a number of years. After they married she did babysitting in all the various states he was transferred to while in the U.S. Air Force. Betty is survived by her husband, Marco P. Blackburn of Jacksonville; sister, Norma Keller of O'Fallon, Ill.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Chapel. Entombment will follow at Chapel Hill Mausoleum in Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Please sign the online guest register at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home & Crematory. (501) 982-2136.

Published May 21, 2014

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