Jo Nell (Marshall) Blackburn

October 30, 1929 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 92)


Jo Nell Blackburn went to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  She was born in Wheatcroft, Kentucky on October 30, 1929.  At age 5, she and her family moved to Clay and resided there until her death.

Jo Nell was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bailey Blackburn, her parents Jim Ira and Myrtle Shoulders Marshall, and a much loved grandson, K. Marshall Blackburn.

She was a kind and loving mother to her children, Beth Blackburn of Clay, Bill (Angela) Blackburn of Bradenton, Florida, and Nancy (Vic) Brown of Poole.  She will also be missed by her grandson, William (Carmen) Blackburn of Bradenton and 2 great-grandchildren, Ayden and Ariana.

Jo Nell also leaves her best friend and loving sister, Ann Holland of Clay along with several nieces and nephews.

Until the time of her death, she was the longest living member of her church.  Jo Nell was a member of Redeeming Love General Baptist Church in Clay.  Jo Nell served her Lord in many capacities throughout her life.  She was privileged to serve as Clerk of Webster County for 16 years, from 1978-1993.  She was the first clerk to be elected to 4 consecutive terms.

There was no visitation due to the Covid Pandemic, with private funeral and burial.  Memorial contributions may be made to the redeeming Love General Baptist Church Building Fund, P O Box 350, Clay, KY 42404.

The family would like to express their heart felt appreciation to the Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY for their exceptional care and compassion.

Vanover Funeral Home was in charge of handling the arrangements.


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