The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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December 22, 2013

Eldora M. Blackburn

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — Eldora M. Blackburn

Eldora Mae (Watson) Blackburn, age 81, passed away on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in Mount Vernon, Mo., after a lengthy illness.

Eldora was born Oct. 23, 1932, in Hanna, Okla., Daughter, of Clifford C. Watson and Della A. Robison Watson. She was the former wife of W.L White and Billy J. Blackburn

In addition to her parents, Eldora was preceded in death by three sisters, Ella Faye Watson, Nelda Pokey, Norma Mott; and one brother, Tom Watson.

Eldora lived for many years in Lakewood, Calif., moving to Carl Junction, Mo. in 1974.

She will be missed greatly by those who knew her.

Survivors include her sons, David White and wife, Betty, Daniel Blackburn and wife, Joyce, Mark Blackburn and wife, Shari;  daughters, JoElla Gerlt and husband, Kevin, Dolores Bilke and husband, Darrel; grandchildren, Jeffery Lee, Jason Lee, Matthew Lee,  Darren White, Jared Blackburn, Joel Blackburn, Ashley Bilke, Sean Bilke, Jacob Blackburn, Heather Buzzard, Dustin Vermillion; and seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Jesse Watson, Jim Watson and Jodie Watson.

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