Kathy Kay Blackburn

January 24, 1943 ‒ March 19, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Kathy Kay Blackburn, age 77, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away peacefully at her residence.  She was born on January 24, 1943 in Piqua, Ohio to the late Edward and Mary (WelBaum) Stephan.

Kathy graduated from High School in 1961 and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College.  She worked and retired from First Knox National Bank in the Human Resources Department.

She is survived by her children, Chet (Vicky Heidler) Blackburn, Bart (Emily) Blackburn; grandchildren, Robert Brooks, Ana Marie Blackburn, Katia Blackburn.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio;   https://www.hospiceofnorthcentralohio.org/support-us/donate-to-hnco.

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  • Please accept my sincere condolences ln your loss. I am a neighbor, and know what she has gone through.mmshe was a trooper: we had lots of laughs playing mah Jong. She will be missed.

  • Dear Family,
    Kathy was a friend through banking. She was a very special lady that loved her family. We are sad to learn of her passing.
    Andrea & Jim Arnholt

  • My sincerest sympathy for you loss. I met Kathy after moving into her neighborhood and saw her on her porch as I walked my dog. We both have Bichon dogs and shared our love for them. I visited her several times with Theo and she was always glad to pet him. After hers passed she gifted me with her Bichon Christmas ornaments and I display them each Christmas. I will continue to remember her fondly each Christmas as I put them out. Peace and Grace to your family as you grieve.

  • Kathy was in my knit club several years ago, and I always will remember her smile and how much she added to the group with her bubbly personality. May God wrap His loving arms around those left behind and comfort you as only He can.

  • she will be missed by all that knew her.she was a really nice lady.my condolences to her sons and family.

  • Bart and Chet and family- I am so sorry to hear about your mother. It’s never easy losing a parent. My thoughts are with you and yours. She had a heart of gold and love for her boys.

  • I worked with Kathy a number of years at First-Knox National Bank. She was a very caring special person whose advice and guidance helped me in so many ways. I am honored to have known her. Sympathies to her sons and their families during this difficult time.

  • Chet and Bart,
    I am a snowbird here in Florida . My thoughts surround you. Your mom hired me at FKNB right out of college. Learned so much at the bank before I went into teaching.
    Perry C Brokaw. Proper Rd.

  • Chet, Bart, and families Patsy and I would like for you to have our condolences. We met your Mom when she first moved to Mt.Vernon I served with Kathy for some time on the YMCA Board and the again on the Community Trust. She was a wonderful lady and gave so much of herself to everyone and everything she was involved with.She had a wonderful sense of humor,and age nor status had no pass.
    It was apparent how much she loved her family , and her Savior!