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Emma Lou Blackburn

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Emma Lou (Duncan, Campbell, Drake) Blackburn, age 76, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at home after a short illness. She was born May 25th, 1941 to the late Ed and Evelyn Duncan of Jackson, Ohio.

She is survived by four children: Carol McGinnis, Keith (Donna) Campbell, Bob (Tammy) Campbell, and Tony (Brenda Willis) Drake all of Jackson, Ohio; siblings: Tom Duncan of Dayton, Ohio, Mike (Jody) Duncan of Columbus, Ohio, Mark Duncan of Jackson, Ohio, and Darlene (John) Carper of Jackson, Ohio; grandchildren: Crystal (Tim Harrison) Zinn and Robert (Jamie Moore) Campbell, Jr. of Jackson, Ohio and Tiffany (Daniel) Drake of Columbus, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren: Brianna and Scotty Zinn, Hannah and Allison Campbell, and Catalina, Grace, and Sofia Drake; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Blackburn; sister, Elaine Vititoe, and son, Jamie Dean Drake.

Lou (as she was known to friends) worked for 35 years for Jackson City Schools as a bus driver and janitor. She also drove for DAV for many years. She loved to fish, camp, play bingo, travel, and garden. She was a devoted family person. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Friends may call on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 from 5-8pm at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Perry Bradford officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

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