Beverly A. (Butler) Blackburn

May 22, 1928 – Jan. 18, 2014

Beverly A. (Butler) Blackburn, 85, of Duncansville went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning.

She was born in Sharon, daughter of the late Lewis and Ruth (Nicodemus) Butler. Beverly married Joseph B. Blackburn on Dec. 3, 1955, in Winchester, Va. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 2009.

Surviving are a brother, William Butler and his wife, Janice, of Altoona; a brother-in-law, Don Blackburn of Osterburg; a nephew, Michael Mundwiler, and his wife, Reta; and a special cousin, Dorothy Rollason, in Ohio. Beverly and Joe had no children of their own but claimed the Boley family as their family. They are: Joseph and Romaine Boley of Hollidaysburg and their children: Colleen Berardinelli and family, Jeffrey Boley and family and Celeste McMahon and family.

Beverly is survived by many loving friends from her church and the Jaffa Shrine and caring neighbors.

Mrs. Blackburn was a member of Hicks United Methodist Church, Duncansville.

She was a graduate of Altoona High School.

Beverly retired from the units department at Sylvania GTE in 1984 after 32 years of service.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Hicks United Methodist Church, 1211 Third Ave., Duncansville, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rich Morris officiating. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Jaffa Shrine, PO Box 1984, Altoona, PA 16603-1984.