Ilene Faye Spade Blackburn, 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 4, 2007, in Conroe, Texas.
Ilene was born November 6, 1935 in South Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Her husband, Barry Blackburn, and her parents, George Spade and Viola Lubash, preceded her in death. Survivors include sons, Dale Blackburn and wife, Melanie, Glen Blackburn and wife, Kathleen Clifford; daughters, Linda Costa and husband, Jay, and Barbara Hughes and husband, Bob; grandchildren, Bradley, Ben and Bonnie Blackburn, Jason Costa, and Stephanie and Jonathan Hughes; and sister-in-law, Kathy Blackburn.
Ilene was a faithful servant of the Lord, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Faith Community Church, a former Girl Scout Leader, a former volunteer for Odyssey Hospice and a former member of Tejas Storytellers League.
The family appreciates the love and caring support of Odyssey House Hospice and their staff, the prayers and support from friends and the grace, peace and comfort of our Lord.
Memorial Services to celebrate the life of Ilene Blackburn will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, Conroe, Texas on Monday, April 9, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Burial services will be conducted by Snyder Funeral Home in Ligonier, Pennsylvania on April 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to The Odyssey Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 84774, Dallas, TX 75284-7274.