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Coal Bank Springs Cemetery
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

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Vessie Blackman

Marion-Vessie Blackman, 91, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh. Vessie was born on October 8, 1926 in Harrisburg to Charles and Marie (Parks) Curtner. She married Cletis Blackman in August of 1946. Vessie was a homemaker and was a member of the old Parrish Park Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Myra Blackman and husband, Phillip Paeltz of Lebanon; daughter, Angelia Blackman-Donovan and her husband, James Donovan of Belleville; son, Mark Blackman and his wife, Teressa Blackman of Houston, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Blackman-Jackson and her husband, Billy Jackson of Marion; grandchildren, Michael Donovan, David Donovan, Jonathan Donovan, Sarah Shelton, Joshua Shelton, Stephen Blackman and Ryan Blackman. Also surviving are her brothers, Danny Curtner, Dale Tanner and sister, Lisa Weiss. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and brothers, Charles Curtner and Harold Curtner. Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 11am at Coal Bank Springs Cemetery with David Thompson officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959  

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Mark and Theresa, Jean and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I know the heartache and their memories will be with us forever. Take care my friend. Jeff Stover

Jeff Stover Jun 11 2018 11:00 PM

Heaven has gained another angel. No better mother-in-law could I have asked for, you will be greatly missed. May you soar high sweet lady, no doubt rejoicing with those loved ones who have gone before you. I can only imagine the joy that Cletis felt, as he no doubt met you at the gates of heaven. Thank you for loving my sons so deeply, they will miss their grandma. Until we meet again, watch over us my dear.

Teressa Mumaw-Blackman Jun 11 2018 12:38 PM

I loved Vessie so much.She took care of my children for a while when they were small. What a role model! However, after my Dad died and my Mom started attending Parish Park Church she also took my mother under her wing and was a friend. What a great lady! I was always a little envious of her children and grandchildren for having her . Condolences, Linda Whitehead Marcum

Linda Whitehead Marcum Jun 10 2018 11:02 PM

Vessie was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a wonderful friend to my mother and dad. I am very sorry for your loss.

JoEllen (Vaughn) Anderson Jun 10 2018 7:32 PM

My condolences to Vessie's family. So very sorry to learn of her passing. She was my aunt and I loved her very much. as did my daughter. Tina. I loved our long phone conversations, which had lessened in the past couple years since she had moved from Marion. The picture you have used of her is beautiful. I was just a little girl when Vessie & Cletis got married but I always thought she was so pretty! Loved her so much!!

Reda Williams Fitts(Niece by marriage) Jun 10 2018 5:34 PM

Vessie watched my brother (Daniel) and I when we were little. She was an amazing person & I loved her very much. She would let us explore her house and make bows and arrows out of sticks as we pretended to be explorers or Robin Hood. We would often snack on bread and butter and visit the farm where they had pigs. This post could not possibly do justice to what an amazing person I thought her to be. She was one of the kindest & most beautiful people I have ever met and I am so sad to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Best regards, Jenn Marcum

Jennifer Marcum Jun 9 2018 10:49 PM

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Vessie. She was always so pleasant to talk to. I enjoyed listening to her stories. We were only her neighbor for a short time but were glad to get to know her.

Doug and Joyce Baker Jun 9 2018 5:59 PM

We are so sorry for your families loss Vessie was one of the sweetest Ladies we have ever known . When I lost my Mom( Juanita Richey) in 2015 Vessie talked to me on the phone for a long time right after with words of encouragement and Christian love I will never forget that. Now she is in the midst of a reunion of Her loved ones and Her many friends . I'm sure that the members of Her Parish Park Baptist Sunday School Class are Praising Jesus together right now ! We are praying for God's comfort and peace for your family at this time. God Bless you all . Keith & Debbie Richey

Keith & Debbie Richey Jun 9 2018 5:39 PM

Dear Blackman family, Please accept my condolence at this painful and difficult time for I lost my entire family to this enemy death and I'd like to share where I found help at that time. I found hope and comfort in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and at Isaiah25:8 we're told that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures and others help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know I accomplished my purpose. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

Gloria Mosley Jun 8 2018 9:21 PM