Jessie M. Blackburn, 97

OSWEGO, NY – Jessie M. Blackburn, 97, a resident of Oswego, passed away Sunday June 24, 2012, at St. Luke Health Services.

Born in Hannibal Center, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Jewell) Poorman.

Jessie was a member of the Granby Seniors and enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lois (Harold) Shortslef of Hannibal, Janet Brancato of Oswego and Bonnie (Fred) Watson of Hannibal; two sons, James S. Blackburn of Fulton and Harlow E. (Kathy) Blackburn of Phelps, NY; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, James E. Blackburn, in 2006; her brother, Robert Poorman; her sisters, Virginia Cross and Lillian Schneider; and her son-in-law, Joseph Brancato.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that devoted her life to her family.

Proverbs 31:28 Her children arise and call her blessed.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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  1. Dear Janet and family,

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady, she will be missed by all. Love Pat

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