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Aileen M. Blackburn

Aileen M. Blackburn, age 86, of Linn, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage Beach.

Aileen was born December 10, 1928, in Morrison, a daughter to the late Victor and Edna (Whertwine) Cramer.

Aileen attended a country grade school near Morrison.

On July 1, 1950, in Jefferson City, Aileen was united in marriage to Eugene A. Blackburn, who preceded her in death on February 23, 1999.

Aileen was employed at the Linn Pants Factory. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Linn.

Aileen loved living on the farm, visiting with family and friends along with raising her son and grandson.

Aileen is survived by: a son, Allen Blackburn and his wife Carolyn of Osage Beach; a grandson, Shane Blackburn and his wife Andrea of Linn; step-grandchildren, Randy Imbrogno and his wife Stacy of Brownsmill, New Jersey, Kathy Wilson and her husband Jamie of Russellville and Marsha Imbrogno of Osage Beach; two great grandchildren, Tommy and Aileen, nine step-great grandchildren and a step great great grandchild; two brothers, Ronnie Cramer of Jefferson City and Jerry Cramer of Salem and two sisters, Marion Schaumberg of Perryville and Brenda Reeve's of McRae, Arkansas along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and spouse of forty eight years, she was preceded in death by: two brothers, Roy and Marvin Cramer and two sisters, Marilyn Frederick and Beverly Cramer.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn with Rev. Floyd Gudde officiating. Interment with will follow in the Community of Christ Cemetery near Linn.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church in Linn.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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My thoughts and prayer are with all of you as you lay Aunt Aileen to rest today. What a great lady! Thanks for being you, Aunt Aileen!!

Sister Judith Mary Frederick Jan 17 2015 12:00 AM

Allen, Shane and Families, So sorry for your loss Aileen was a good friend and neighbor to my family for several years. I know my kids where ways up at her house when Artie and I had the meat market. May God help you thru this sad time. Remember memories are something no one take away from you all.

Joanie Baclesse Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM

Allen, Shane, Andrea and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Aileen. She was a beautiful and loving person, a typical grandmother, with open arms and much wisdom. Each time I visited or called her, she only had praise for Shane and all of the things he was involved with; she never had a discouraging word about him or his. I have many memories of Aileen but there are two phrases she would say that make me smile when I recalled them. The first is "Well Gene, I use to know that, Didn't I?" And a more personal one: "Bobbie, I guess you were a late bloomer, just like me!" Bobbie and I got a lot of miles out of those phrases. The community lost a great person, the family lost a Matriarch and a friend. My prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace comfort in knowing that you were able to share her life. The greatest gift a family could give.

Birdie Oppermann Jan 16 2015 12:00 AM

Shane and Andrea God will reward you and your children for taking such good care of your grandma.

Bud and Charlene Jan 14 2015 12:00 AM

Shane we are so proud of the way you took care of your grandmother. We are here if you need anything.

Carl and Carol Kixmiller Jan 14 2015 12:00 AM

mike snyder and debra hatfield Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM

Allen, Shane & families we are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

Patti & Caeli Dudenhoeffer Jan 9 2015 12:00 AM

Allen, Shane, Brenda and the rest of the family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that the family is in our prayers.

Leslie & Valora Budnik Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM

Allen, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Herbie and Debby Adkins Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM