Dorothy Blackman, 87, of Jackson, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 30, 1928, in Cape Girardeau to Sloan and Ida Floyd Watkins.  She and Kelly Blackman were married January 6, 1948.

Dorothy was a graduate of Cape Central High School and the former Cape Girardeau Business College.  She worked 33 years as Deputy City Clerk for the City of Jackson, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson and Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Auxiliary in Jackson.  Her main focus in life was her family, being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Loving survivors include her husband of nearly 68 years, Kelly of Jackson; two children, Stephen (Mary) Blackman and Kim (John) King, of Jackson; four grandchildren, Tami (Roy) Frakes of Tama, Iowa, Brad (Amy) Blackman of Jackson, Brett Blackman of Jackson, Lori McLeod and husband Daniel Ancell of Wentzville, Missouri; eight great-grandchildren, Colson, Callie, and Mary Kate Frakes of Tama, Iowa, Brielle, Blake, Brady Blackman of Jackson, Peyton McLeod and Zachary Ancell of Wentzville; and two step-greatgrandchildren, Taylor Colvin of Wentzville and Collin Ancell of Moberly, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Friday, December 4, 2015, at 10 AM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lucas Clabough officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church in Jackson.

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  1. Heartfelt sympathy to all of your family, Kelly, Steve & Mary, Kim & John & grandchildren.
    Dorothy was always so sweet & kind to me whenever we saw each other, especially when I worked for the City of Jackson & would visit her at City Hall. She was a beautiful lady inside & out!
    May your whole family feel the love and embrace of extended family, friends and most importantly the Good Lord. May he hold all of you tight in his arms and help you find peace.
    Brenda “Goza” Potratz,
    Bob & Betty Goza


    Kim and family, so sorry to read of your moms death. Hold on to the memories. Treasure this special time with your family.

  3. Becky Miller Aubuchon

    So sorry to hear about your mom, Kim. Give my condolences to the rest of your family.
    Becky Miller Aubuchon

  4. Judy Vickrey

    Kim and family, I was sad to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all right now.

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