|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 2011|
DALLAS, Texas — Edna Marine Staggs Blackburn, 87, formerly of Bushnell, died Friday, April 15, 2011.
Ms. Blackburn was born in Jackson, TN. She had worked for 20 years as a secretary for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service; later employed at Bushnell City Hall; and at MC of Florida Construction Company; an active member of the Bushnell First United Methodist Church; and Wycliffe Associates; a volunteer at the International Museum of Cultures; and attended New Life Bible Fellowship in Dallas.
Survivors include daughters Anna Hall, Dulce, NM, Linda Hubel, Duncanville, Texas; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Jones, Tupelo, MS.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to a Guatemalan ministry team, call New Life Bible Fellowship in Dallas at 214-331-5459.
Arrangements are by Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.
Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:00 am.
Edna Marine Staggs Blackburn, 87, died Friday, April
15, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. She was born January 29,
1924, in Jackson, Tennessee. She grew up in nearby
Brownsville where she met her husband "Jim" of 53
years, who was a lay pastor building a Nazarene church.
Their first home was the managers' cabin of Colonial
Court, a motel advertised as "a cool place to stay with a warm Christian atmosphere." There Edna learned how to operate teletype equipment to receive and deliver telegrams to motel guests and local residents. After the birth of their first daughter, Anna, the family moved in 1948 to Bushnell, Florida, where a second daughter, Linda, was born. Edna worked for twenty years as a
secretary for the Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Service. She was later employed at
Bushnell City Hall and at MC of Florida Construction
Company. She was an active member of the Bushnell
First United Methodist Church and of Wycliffe
Associates. Edna moved to Duncanville, Texas, in l999. She became involved at the Duncanville Senior Center, was a volunteer at the International Museum of Cultures, and attended New Life Bible Fellowship in Dallas. She moved into assisted living in Cedar Hill, Texas, in 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elmer Blackburn, in 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna Hall, and husband, Charles, of Dulce, New Mexico; a daughter, Linda Hubel, and husband, Ken, of Duncanville, Texas; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Jones, of Tupelo, Mississippi.
Created by: Dave V
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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