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In Memoriam: Margie Blackwood

01. January 2012

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Margie Blackwood

Margaret Elizabeth Graham Blackwood, 86, was called home to be with her beloved Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 16, 2011. She was a Proverbs 31 wife to her husband, Roy Blackwood.

Margie was born June 30, 1925, in Ambridge, Pa., to Rev. Dr. Thomas E. and Wilba K. Barber Graham. They preceded her in death, as did her brothers David, Paul, and Wylie. After graduating from Ambridge High School, Margie worked for a ship builder in Ambridge making landing ship transports for the U.S. Navy during World War II. Later she attended Geneva College, where she graduated with a degree in secondary education. In 1948 she married Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary student Roy Blackwood. Mrs. Blackwood taught English, social studies, and guidance in Indianapolis public schools. She wrote poetry and played the piano all through her life.

Mrs. Blackwood is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Roy Blackwood, her children, William Andrew Blackwood (Lynda) of Scotland, Elizabeth May Brodie (Robert) of England, and Robert Roy Blackwood (Toni) of Ft. Wayne, Ind. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Hannah Woods (Jonathan), Peter Blackwood, Kathryn Reinhart (Tony), Thomas Blackwood, Graham Blackwood, her great-granddaughter Evangeline Joy Woods, and her sister Ruth Duncan of McMurray, Pa.

–Indianapolis Star

Though not known as an evangelist like Billy Graham or Billy Sunday, Margie Blackwood saw quite a few ...

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