Irma B. Blackburn

No services are planned for Irma B. Blackburn, 92, Lawrence. Mrs. Blackburn died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Waldron, Arkansas, the daughter of Joseph and Della Eppler Blackburn. She graduated from Waldron High School.

Mrs. Blackburn worked in the packaging department at Hallmark Cards from 1970-86. She enjoyed gardening, and always had a wonderful vegetable garden. She enjoyed spending time with family and her cat, Minnie. She attended First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Wright and husband Mike, Lawrence, and a grandson, Rusty Wright and fiance Lizzie Linderer, Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Burl Blackburn.

Memorial contributions in Irma’s name may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, or the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Sue Brown...

Irma was very special to me. She never ever had anything but loving, positive things to say. She just made you feel special by being with her. But it was her who was the special one! I loved her very much and am happy that she is now home with her Heavenly Father making everyone up there feel special!

From Lisa Rothwell...

I worked with Irma at Vintage Park of Baldwin! She was a great woman n reminded me so much of my grandma! I truly missed her when she went to Wells ville and now she will be truly, truly missed, but never forgotten! She always had a smile on her face! I worked Nights with her and would always pop in and say “HI” to her and she was always happy to see me as well as my coworkers! We Loved her very much and she will be missed! Lisa Rothwell, CNA/CMA

From Lonnie blackburn...

One very classy lady that only spoke after she thought out what to say, she always thought she was right, Because she was!!!!!! She always said I was her favorite nephew, right again, only nephew! We never had a cross word spoken between us.. I loved her very much..I will miss her,but only for a time… Lonnie

From Don Dunn...

Sharon, Mike, and Rusty,

We want to express our love and God’s comfort as you are experiencing the loss of Irma. We are glad that Irma has now inherited all for which she lived and that knowledge takes the sting out of death, but not the grief of our loss.

Please be assured of our prayers and support as you celebrate a life well-lived, and remember a mom and grandma that was an example of love and who set an example for us to follow.

Don and Janice Dunn

From George&Cheryl Hunsinger...

Sharon,I was sadden to read that your mom is no longer with us. I always looked forward to visiting with her, back in the old HEETCO days.She was a delight to talk to. Be assured she is looking down on us.Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

From Linda Roberts...

So sorry to read of your loss…I will always remember Irma, and the time we worked together. She was a very nice person..My thoughts go to you and your family.

Linda Roberts

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