RENE' COLLETTE CONE
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Special Education Teacher
SEBRING - Rene` Collette Cone Blackmon, age 46 passed away Friday, April 22, 2011 in Sebring, Fla., due to heart failure.
She was born in Clearwater, Florida. Mrs. Blackmon was a Special Education Teacher for 22 years and was recently National Board Certified, she had received the Highlands County School Board Summit Award. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was very active. She had been a resident of Avon Park since 2007 coming from Lake Wales, Florida; she enjoyed working with youth and spending time with her family and pets.
She is survived by her husband David Blackmon and daughter Victoria both of Avon Park, Florida; parents Jim and Ann Cone of Lake Wales, Florida; grandmother Jessie Bumgardner of Lake Wales, Florida and mother-in-law Jeanette Blackmon of Lake Wales, Florida and extended family and friends.
Visitation was held Monday, April 25, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park, Florida. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 25, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor's Bob Johnson and Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Wales Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, First Presbyterian Church Youth Group or Highlands County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park.
Published in Ledger on Apr. 26, 2011