Mrs. Elsie Allyn Blackburn, wife of
Herschel Blackburn and a respected, life-long resident of the Mt.Vernon community, died at her home at 707 E Fourth street at Thursday (2 Apr 1953) evening.
She was a representative of two prominent pioneer Posey county
families and was the daughter of George Allyn and
Matilda Mills Allyn. Her church affiliation was
with the Mt.Vernon
GeneralBaptistChurch and she had carried her Christian tenets
into her daily life in a manner that won her the respect and love of a wide
circle of friends.
Mrs. Blackburn had been ill for eight weeks and her death was
attributed to complications that followed gallbladder surgery six weeks ago in
The body is at the Short Funeral Home and will remain there
through the funeral service at Sunday in the Short chapel.
Friends are invited to call at the chapel beginning this evening.
Rev. Rodney Holder, Owensville, Ind, a former pastor of Mt.Vernon GeneralBaptistChurch will be the officiating minister.
Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery at Bufkin.
Surviving in addition to the husband who is a former Black township
trustee, are two daughters, Mrs. W. Gilbert Goodwin, Lynn township, and Mrs. Manford
E. Stein, Mt.Vernon; two sons, Jay Blackburn, Evansville and Fred Blackburn, Cincinnati; two grandchildren and three great
grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Winters, Evansville and Mrs. Wilbur Owens, Owensboro, Ky.
Mrs. Blackburn was an active member of Helen Rebekah
lodge and Harrow Relief Corps for many years.