Sarita Henry Blackard, 68, went to
be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 22, 2011 after a long illness.
Sarita was born in PrincetonFeb. 2, 1943.
She was raised in Evansville and graduated from BosseHigh
had a degree in accounting. Mrs. Blackard worked for
SIGECO for five years. She worked at FirstUnitedMethodistChurch in FortBranch for 15 years before retiring in 1991 due to poor
Mrs. Blackard was a
member of Daughters of the American Revolution, a descendent of the Mayflower
and a member of the Society of Indiana Pioneers. She taught Sunday school, Bible school, sang in her
church choir and was a member of the St. Lucas Adult Sunday School. She and her
husband traveled extensively in the United States since the 1970s, having been in every state except Alaska and Hawaii.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years,
Allen Blackard; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzan and
David Straeffer of FortBranch; a son and daughter-in-law. Jim and Lori Blackard of Princeton; two sisters, Nancy Bishop and LaDonnaUpston; a brother,
Richard Spain; a dear sister-inlaw, Rita Speedy; fie
grandchildren, Amanda and Christopher Straeffer of
Fort Branch, Aerial, Megan, and KianaBlackard of Princeton; nephews and nieces, Tim and Angie
Speedy and Jordan of Princeton, and Angie and Andy Collins and Lane and Kade of Princeton.
A life-long Christian, she was preceded in
death by her Savior, Jesus Christ; her mother, Alma Kruse Henry Spain; her
father, Ernest Lovedale Henry; a grandbaby Jamie Rae Blackard; her father-in-law, Kenneth Blackard;
and her mother-in-law, Pauline BlackardKiesel.
Funeral services will be at on Monday. Sept. 26, 2011 at Stodghill
Funeral Home in FortBranch with Pastor John Heuman of the St. Lucas United Church of Christ officating.
Burial will be at St. Lucas United Church of Christ
Cemetery in FortBranch.