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 Carmen Cleo <I>Miles</I> Blackburn

Carmen Cleo Miles Blackburn

Scrivner, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 92)
Russellville, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Burial Brazito, Cole County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100097438 · View Source
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Carmen Cleo Blackburn

February 2, 1920 - October 31, 2012

Carmen Cleo Blackburn, age 92, of Russellville, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Heritage Hall in Centralia.

She was born February 2, 1920, in Scrivner, a daughter of Tony Joseph Niemeyer and Elva Leota Carrender Miles.

Carmen was united in marriage to William Lloyd Blackburn on July 28, 1936, in California, Missouri. Lloyd preceded her in death January 31, 1998.

Carmen attended the Mt. Carmel School near Russellville. For most of her life she was a hairdresser, working at Grace's Beauty Shop in Jefferson City and later owning Carmen's Beauty Shop in Russellville.

She was a faithful member of the Scrivner Church of Christ near Russellville.

Carmen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Arletta Wiser and her friend Bob Snell of Centralia; her son, William "Leroy" Blackburn of Russellville; four grandchildren, Pam Rackers and husband Mike, Justin Wiser, Carie Stark and husband Terry and Cory Blackburn and wife Susan, six great-grandchildren, Diedre Owens, Chad Rackers, Dustin Rackers, Christian Campbell, Karma Bittle, Garrett Stark, Ethan Blackburn and Gavin Blackburn, 11 great-great-grandchildren, along with other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law, Marvin Wiser. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 5, at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville with Tom Crain officiating.

Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Russellville.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home on Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery or the Susan G. Koman Cancer Foundation

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville


Her parents were next door neighbors of mine as I was growing up. They were Tony J. Miles and Leota Carender Miles. I also knew Carmen well.

If you will look at Find a Grave #92621552 this is her father. I just thought it should be corrected in case some of her family were looking for family tree info.

The census records and the marriage license for MO. list them with the same last names that I have given. I just knew these people personally and knew it was wrong.

Special thanks to her friend and neighbor who took the time to correct Carmen's maiden name.


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  • Created by: RFB Jenkins
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100097438
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carmen Cleo Miles Blackburn (2 Feb 1920–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100097438, citing Mount Carmel Cemetery, Brazito, Cole County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by RFB Jenkins (contributor 47712974) .