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Eileen Blackburn

July 14, 1920 — October 17, 2017

Eileen Blackburn, 97 of Tipton entered the gates of heaven at 6:12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Century Villa Health Care & Rehab in Greentown.  She had previously lived in Punta Gorda, Florida and Nevada, Indiana.  Eileen was born July 14, 1920 in Alexandria to Clarence Edgar & Velma (Andrews) Ellis.  On April 10, 1942 she married Aaron Blackburn and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2007.

Eileen had worked at Delco Electronics – General Motors in Kokomo, retiring in 1977 and had worked at the Tipton Furniture Factory and at Reliance in Kokomo.  She was a member of Nevada Church of God, Alligators Club, and Windfall Home Ec Club.  She had attended the Third Ward School.  Eileen was a seamstress, artist, basket weaver and enjoyed macramé, reading and spoiling her grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Nantroup, Windfall; three grandchildren, Jody Nantroup and wife Maggie, Jami Silvers and husband Roy, Joene Johnson and husband Russ; five great-grandchildren, Kaylan Dietrick and husband Dylan, Megan Silvers, Brooke Johnson, Hope Johnson and Syruss Johnson; one great-great-grandson, Malakhi Dietrick and a former son-in-law, John Nantroup.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Woods and several nieces and nephews.

Eileen’s funeral will be at 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 20 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Aaron Hogue presiding.  Burial will follow in Nevada Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon on Friday.

Memorial contributions in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia, 22209.

Eileen’s family would like to thank Heaven Sent, Guardian Angels Hospice and all of the aides and nurses who helped care for her.

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