September 16, 2014

Helen Geraldine “Jerry” Blackwell – Bedford
Helen Geraldine (Jerry) Blackwell, 89, of Bedford, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at 4:29 pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at St. Vincent Dunn.
Born October 5, 1924 in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Harrison and Hazel (Keithley) King. She married Burl Wayne Blackwell on June 18, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2006. She worked at M. Fine & Sons, was a homemaker and attended Hillcrest Christian Church.
Survivors include: two sons, John (Cathy) Blackwell of Springville, James (Judy) Blackwell of Bedford; one daughter: Nancy (Stan) Griffith of Bloomington; Grandchildren: Julie (Mike) England, Tom (Kelli) Blackwell, Jamie Blackwell, Rob (Amanda) Blackwell, Derek (Lauren) Blackwell; Step Grandchildren: Tony (Jennifer) Griffith , Robin (Steve) Bradford, Tracy Harrison, Tony (April) Harrison and Travis Harrison and (Heather Needham); Great grandchildren: Jesse England, Conner Blackwell, Kylee Blackwell, Daulton Blackwell, Devin Blackwell and Dayson Blackwell, Step Great grandchildren: Tyler Harrison, Zach Harrison, Zane Harrison, Zayden Harrison, Dakota Harrison, Dayton Harrison, Dillon O’Rourke and Cameron O’Rourke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Lawrence and Louis.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Cornwell and Pastor Charlie Scott. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Jerry at