Mrs. Blackwell died of natural causes at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at her home in Washington, Ill.
She was born April 17, 1926 in Trigg County to the late Carlton and Willie Allen Boren. She worked in the medical field as a nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Paul Blackwell; three brothers, Hobart, Homer and Herbert Boren; one sister, Evelyn Johnson; and one son, Ricky Lewis Wells.
Survivors include one sister, Winnie Bryant of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Kenneth Wells of Washington, Ill. and Johnny Wells of Princeton; three daughters, Nancy Brown of Knoxville, Tenn., Brenda Voisinet of Bloomington, Ill., and Hazel Smith of Hopkinsville; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.