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Lillian Goldner Blackwell

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Blackwell, Lillian Goldner,

Lillian Goldner Blackwell, 92, wife of Captain Freeman Boyd Blackwell, deceased, WWII and Korean War veteran and Silver Star winner at Battle of the Bulge, passed away July 25, 2014. She was a recent resident of Oak Hall, Va., near her son, and former lifelong resident of Louisville, Ky.

Born January 12, 1922, she was a daughter of the late George Peter Goldner and Lillian Layer Goldner. She was a retired school teacher from the Jefferson County Public School System; former bacteriologist at Nichols V.A. Hospital; and served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Missouri. She enjoyed painting, reading, and traveling extensively, both in the United States and abroad; and was a lifelong Presbyterian.

Survivors include a son, Freeman B. "Chip" Blackwell, Jr. and wife Teresa, of Oak Hall, Va.; sister, Marlene Mitchell and husband Dr. Howard C. Mitchell, of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Lines, and Eric and Matthew Blackwell, all of Easton, Md.; great-grandchildren, Jaelyn, Ava, Malia, and Aurora; and two nephews, David and Brad Mitchell, of Dallas, TX.

A memorial service will be held July 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., at the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home in Parksley, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite 3, Onancock, Va. 23417.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at

Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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25046 Parksley Road Parksley, VA 23421
(757) 665-5153
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Published in The Courier-Journal on July 27, 2014
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