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Description: Obituary of Blacketer, Jene

Date: May 20 2009

Newspaper published in: Pittsfield

Jene Blacketer, 82, of Baylis, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at the Eastside Heathcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.
She was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Louisiana, Mo., to William Robert and Bertha Lena Elliott Eveland., She married Marvon H.S. Blacketer May 10, 1945 and he preceded her in death July 16, 1978.
Mrs. Blacketer was a worked for Stark Brother's Nursery in Louisiana. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Baylis. She enjoyed reading, making Christmas candy, watching the daily soap operas and feeding and watching the birds. She was very devoted to her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by one son, Robert (Linda) Blacketer of Pittsfield; two daughters, Mrs. Dona (Dwayne) Hibberd of Baylis and Mrs. Marva (Bill) Hurst of Griggsville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, at 2:30 pm. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Cremation rites were accorded per her wishes. Visitation was held at the Niebur Funeral Home Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services at 2:30 p.m. The family requests memorials to be made to the Pike County Christmas Basket Fund or the Pike County Food Pantry. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed info@nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL is handling the arrangements for the family.

Submitted: 05/22/09

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