Edna Blackwell of Delta died Jan. 28, 2014. She was 98.
A funeral service was held Feb. 4 at First Baptist Church in Delta with Pastor James Conley presiding. Burial followed at Gunnison Cemetery.
Edna D. Shirley was born in Frederick, Okla., April 25, 1915, to James and Flossie (McNeil) Shirley. She spent her childhood and attended school in Clauene, Texas.
On Oct. 10, 1931, she married Willie Blackwell in Clovis, N.M. They lived in Albuquerque, N.M., for many years before moving to Delta 17 years ago.
Mrs. Blackwell enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother, tending her gardens, crocheting, sewing and flowers.
She was a member of the Rio Grande Baptist Church in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mrs. Blackwell is survived by three sons, Noah (Charlotte) Blackwell of Delta, Billie (Odell) Blackwell of Tow, Texas, and Ronald (Beth) Blackwell of Checotah, Okla.; one brother, Glenn Shirley of Levelland, Texas; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Dean Blackwell and Randy Blackwell.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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