Mary E. Blakeburn, 94 years old, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland to Fredrick and Margaret Schalck on the 24th of March 1927. She passed peacefully on April 15, 2021 at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
Mary was a longtime supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Cancer Research for Children in Indianapolis. She was a member of Ellenberger United Church of Christ. Mary moved to Indianapolis from England in July 1968 and worked as a salesclerk at Mary Lester’s Fabrics and Kohl’s. She also was a childcare provider from her home.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alan; brothers Sammy and Ronny; grandson, Jason; and great-grandson, Maverick. Surviving Mary are her children Sharon E., (Gibson), Alan P. Blakeburn, (Cindy), and Roy F. Blakeburn, (Diana). She had 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Her family stretches from the USA to the UK to New Zealand.
Mary will be missed by all.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 26th at Retherford Park(8031 Acton Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46259), (next to Acton Elementary school) in Acton starting at noon.
Donations can be made to:
Ellenberger United Church of Christ
P.O. Box 39071
Indianapolis, IN 46239
Indiana Memorial was honored to serve the Blakeburn family.
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