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Obituaries

Obituaries

Elsie L. Blackwood 2009 - 1922 Hoisington

Cremation has taken place for Elsie L. Blackwood, 86, Lawrence. A memorial service will be later this spring at the First United Methodist Church in Hoisington.Mrs. Blackwood died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Brandon Woods Health Center in Lawrence.She was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Galatia, the daughter of John and Pauline Strecker Haun.Mrs. Blackwood was a homemaker and owned and operated her own beauty shop in Hoisington for many years. She was a longtime Hoisington resident, moving from Galatia.Mrs. Blackwood was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the auxiliaries of both the American Legion Post 286 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7428.She married Keith R. Blackwood on Dec. 13, 1947, in Milberger. He died Feb. 7, 1993.Survivors include a son, Douglas, Olathe; a daughter, Stephanie K. Blackwood, New York City; two brothers, Dr. Richard M. Haun, Lawrence, and John M. Haun, Latham, N.Y.; a sister, Doris L. Haun, Lawrence; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, sent in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Online condolences may be sent at nicholsonrickefh.net.