Mary Jane (Weisend) Kirksey-Blackburn, age 88, beloved aunt, passed away April 3, 2020. She was born and raised in Louisville, the daughter of Joseph and Erma (Comfort) Weisend
She served in the US Navy for many years as a Registered Nurse, travelling extensively throughout the world and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander at the US Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton. After retirement from the Navy, she worked as an Occupational Health Nurse at Union Metal and the Ford Motor Company. She and her husband Clyde continued to travel throughout the US and Canada with the RV community.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Blackburn; brothers, Leo, Kenneth, William and Richard; and her sisters, Helen Klemens and Arlene Bruneau.
She is survived by many much loved nieces and nephews and their families, including the Klemens family; Eva, James, Thomas, Carol, Jane, Rita, Kay, Patricia, Joseph, Mary and John; as well as her special cousin, Beulah Suarez.
Private services have already been held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Louis parish in Louisville. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com
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Rest In Peace Aunt Mary. “When someone we love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure”. We wish you could share in all of our family’s recent blessings. May God bless and keep you. Love, Joe and JoAnne
Sorry I could not be there in person. I especially remember the Christmases you spent with our family.
RIP, sorry to see this. I served with Mary Jane at Camp Pendleton. She was the Charge in our clinic. She was the nicest person and friend to all. We kept in contact for several years after my discharge in 1973. She spoke well of her family often.
Mary thanks for always making me feel part of the family from day one when I first met you. Enjoyed hearing about all the places you had been. Always thinking of others… Rest in Peace. God Bless Susan (Marshall) Weisend and daughters