Lenna Jean Blackburn

March 19, 1928 - February 03, 2019

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Thursday, February 07, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hudson United Brethren Church, 516 North Main Street, Hudson

Friday, February 08, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hudson United Brethren Church, 516 North Main Street, Hudson


Friday, February 08, 11:00 AM
Hudson United Brethren Church, 516 North Main Street, Hudson


Lenna Jean Blackburn, 90, of Hudson died Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Apria Healthcare in Angola.

She was born March 19, 1928, in Bowling Green, Virginia, to Valton and Leah (Swift) Potts.

On November 22, 1953, in Hudson she married John Paul Blackburn. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2014.

Mrs. Blackburn retired as an elementary teacher after 30 years at Prairie Heights.

She was a member of the Hudson United Brethren Church.

Jean enjoyed reading, gardening, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She loved all animals. Her passion was being involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship in Auburn.

Surviving are two daughters, Peggy (Jeff) Lechlitner of Goshen and Susan (Mike) Ferrell of Angola; two sons, John Mark (Heidi) Blackburn of Angola and Tim (Jodi) Blackburn of Angola; 11 grandchildren, Ben (Sarah Blosser) Lechlitner, Jonathan (Trisha) Lechlitner, Christopher (Heather) Lechlitner, and Abigail Lechlitner, Davey (Kelly) Blackburn, Dane (Andrea) Blackburn, Brooke Blackburn, Britt (Brody) Holden, Trevor (Jennifer) Ferrell, Matthew (Christa) Blackburn, Marjorie (Andrew) Hershman, and Kelly (Evan) Howe; 15 great-grandchildren, Jasper, Addison, Caden, Colton, Landen, Anyon, Everleigh, Ivy, Lilly, Jase, Briar, Liam, Eli, Evelyn, and Elliot; and a brother, Robert Potts of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Potts.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Hudson United Brethren Church with Pastor Craig Burkholder officiating. Burial will be in Circle Cemetery, Hudson.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ben Lechlitner, Jonathan Lechlitner, Christopher Lechlitner, Davey Blackburn, Dane Blackburn, Trevor Ferrell, and Matthew Blackburn.

Calling is Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 708 South Van Buren Street, Auburn, Indiana, 46706, or to the Hudson United Brethren Church, 516 North Main Street, Hudson, Indiana, 46747.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

beverly roberts
February 15th, 2019 5:45pm
havana, IL

taught around the corner from Jean for years at PH. also had several of the family in KDG class. she was a great gal..........a dedicated teacher, and a great christian. she will be missed by many Prayers to all of the family. GOD IS NEAR EACH ONE

Susan Becker Kubow
February 8th, 2019 7:14am
Sheboygan, WI

So many wonderful childhood memories of your Mom come to mind. Her love of Christ showed in everything she did. I’m sure she was greeted in Heaven with “ Well done My good & faithful servant”. Love to all!

Jodi & Doug Gardner
February 7th, 2019 12:41pm
Angola, IN

Susan & family, We are saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Your family is in our prayers.

Ken and Karen Shelton
February 6th, 2019 12:58pm

Susan and family, we are so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing; while we did not know her, we know you and your Christian walk - you will be in our prayers during this sad time in your life. May God hold you close.

Jeri Carper
February 5th, 2019 5:03pm
Westfield IN

My Condolences to Jean’s family She was a lovely lady We taught together at PHE I have many good memories of her

Kathy Bruns
February 5th, 2019 4:55pm
Bradenton FL

Jean was a woman of faith, courage and spunk who loved children, teaching, the Lord, her family and her garden. She mentored me at PHE and her faith always inspired me. Prayers of comfort for all of you!!

Lesia (James) Bauer
February 5th, 2019 9:33am
Canastota, NY

Tim, Jodi& family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May God wrap you in His love & comfort. Praise Him for the hope of heaven! Love, hugs and prayers

Jeff and Rita Tubbs
February 5th, 2019 8:31am
Vanderbilt, Michigan

Our love and prayers are with you. Jeanie will be missed, but we rejoice in knowing she is happy and well with Jesus.

February 5th, 2019 7:10am

Sorry for your loss. Your family is such a blessing to the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gwen Barron
February 4th, 2019 9:04pm
Goose Creek SC

As a member of your family I am lifting each one of you up in my prayers. Jeanie and I go back to our Freshman year at Olivet when we were roommates. I remember bringing her home with me one weekend and introducing her to a John Paul. She was dear to me then and has remained my friend all these many years. She will be greatly missed here on earth.

Renee Nouvelle
February 4th, 2019 8:43pm
Goose Creek, SC

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could see each one if you!

Sherri platter
February 4th, 2019 7:58pm
Bronson, mi

Condolences, prayers from Terry n Sherri n Blake Platter.

Jeff and Rea Klink
February 4th, 2019 7:57pm
Sebring, Florida

Tim, Jodi and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are sorry we cannot be there but you are in our thoughts and prayers