Katherine Blackburn, 91, of Andes, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Mountainside Residential Care Center, Margaretville. She was born in Brooklyn on February 5, 1917, the daughter of Joseph and Kit Giblin. She married James Brutis Blackburn. Katherine was a loving mother and a very caring person giving beyond the call of duty. She had been an area resident for the past two years.
Katherine was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, Margaretville.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Fran Blackburn, Andes; a son, James Lawrence Blackburn; grandchildren, Craig and Jimmy Blackburn and Jordan, Jake and Jack Schoder; sisters, Helen Noel and Dede Gerrity and Katherine’s pet dog, Rocky.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Blackburn in 1982 and sisters, Burnie Lapsoey and Margie Wiedman.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Andes with the Very Rev. James J. McDevitt, celebrant.
Commmittal services will be private at a later date.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements were by Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.