Monroe Arthur Blackburn

July 29, 1940 ‒ November 02, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Monroe Arthur Blackburn, age 80, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 in Delaware County, Ohio.

He was born on July 29, 1940 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to the late Harold and Juanita (Boucher) Blackburn.  Monroe was a teacher for the Clearfork Valley School system from which he retired.  He was a veteran serving in the United States Army.

Monroe is survived by his son Chet (Vicky) Blackburn, Barton (Emily) Blackburn; his grandchildren, Robert Brooks, Ana Marie Blackburn, Katia Blackburn; and his sister Judith Bechtel.

In addition to his parents, Monroe was preceded in death by his brother Harold Blackburn.

In keeping with Monroe’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private gathering at a later date.

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  • Sorry to hear of Mr Blackburn’s passing. Had him in jr high industrial arts class. Dad also had one of our labs bred with one of his

  • Will never forget this man he touched so many lives. He was a beloved teacher who will be missed by many.

  • Rest Monroe, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Monroe passing. I enjoyed working with him. Playing cards with him was always fun. We enjoyed his stories. He taught my daughter how to drive. We were neighbors for years and really enjoyed the draft horses. He will be greatly missed. He was a GREAT man.

  • Sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good friend of my father’s Richard Simpson they sure enjoyed there horses. He was a good friend to my dad. Thoughts and prayers

  • Monroe was a good friend and we shared many ups and downs together (teaching and golfing) rest in peace and condolences to all concerned !

  • So sorry to hear about Monroe. What a sweet guy. Will always have fond memories of him and his horses.

  • My dad doesn’t get on here, but he wanted me to send his condolences to his family, Monroe was a great friend to my father, & I know he will genuinely miss him, they were friends for many years..

  • Our deepest sympathy to Judy, Bart, Chet and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ~Jeff & Shellie Arbogast (Shannon & Morgan)

  • Since Monroe and I had the same lunch period, he and I had some lively discussions at the table on the stage in the Bellville cafeteria. He loved farming and he enjoyed his job. Rest In Peace, Monroe.