Robert L. Blackburn (1942-2018)

Robert L. Blackburn, 76, passed away July 18, 2018. He was born March 22, 1942 in Ellsworth, Kan. to Paul E. and Dorothy (Pohle) Blackburn.

Robert married Young Sook in Lincoln, Kan. in 1986. He was a trusty plumber, working for City Plumbing, Urban’s Plumbing and Heating, and then started his own plumbing company. He was a member of the Ellsworth Masonic Lodge 146 for 53 years and a member of the Ellsworth First Presbyterian Church.

Robert is survived by his wife, Young Blackburn of Ellsworth; son, Robert Blackburn, Jr. of Ellsworth; son, Ronald Blackburn of Hays; step-daughter, Michele Sullivan of Gossel; and brother, Richard Blackburn of Abilene.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth with burial following in the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellsworth First Presbyterian Church, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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