Marion CockrumBlough, 97, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, in her home in OaklandCity.
She was born August 27, 1914 in OaklandCity to James H. and Ada Lee (Burba) Cockrum.
She was a graduate of OaklandCityHigh
School and AugustanaCollege in Rock Island, Illinois.While at Augustana, Marion studied voice and toured with the Augustana
Choir.After college, Marion spent her career in education teaching music in Washington, Indiana, Greenville, Ohio, Barton Township Schools, and retired from South
She was a lifetime member of GoodShepherdUnitedMethodistChurch, where she served as Minister of Music for 28 years,
and was a 75-year member of the Oakland City Philharmonic Club.
She is survived by her
daughter, Cynthia C. Blough-Retana of OaklandCity, her granddaughter, Elizabeth Retana
of Alexandria, Virginia, and her beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 50 years, Eugene Blough, her parents,
and her four sisters, Wilma FaeCockrum,
Jesse Lee Bourne, Esther Winterrowd and Jennie
Funeral services will be held
at on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in OaklandCity. Burial will follow at MontgomeryCemetery.
Visitation will be from 9
a.m. until service time on Saturday at the Chapel.