Velda K. Blackorby

Born: Sun., Jan. 3, 1926
Died: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Velda K. Blackorby, age 91 of Barry died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Barry Community Care Center in Barry, IL. She was born January 3, 1926 in Rockport, IL to Harry and Laura (Mooney) Myers. She married Wilbur Lee Morrow of Rockport on October 20, 1946 and he died on April 29, 1959. She later married Ernest C. Blackorby on September 21, 1974 and he died on October 19, 1979.

Velda worked for the Barry Community Care Center for 37 years starting in 1965 at the Barry Nursing Home on Grand Avenue. After the new facility opened in 1975 she continued her employment.  She held many positions during those years including nurse’s aide, therapy for four years, and the activity department for ten years or more. She was a very compassionate person and she touched many lives while working there. She was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church of Rockport, IL. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family and attending their activities.  

She is survived by her children, Steven (Chris) Morrow and Karla Bainter, both of Barry; six grandchildren, Laura (Jeff) West, Katie Wilson, Emily (Lorc) Weir, Ali (Eric) Oitker, Nathan (Trisha) Bainter and Coy (Alysa) Bainter also of Barry; thirteen great grandchildren, Rilee West, Emma and Andrew Wilson, Lyndi and Luke Weir, Macy and Lainey Oitker, Logan and Haleigh Conkright, Skylar and Brody Bainter, Case and Bria Bainter all of Barry; a sister, Leota Garner of Barry; a brother, Marshal Myers of Quincy; several sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews survive.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, a sister Zelma Black and a brother Russell Myers

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Samuel Taylor Cemetery near Rockport following the service. Memorials are suggested to the Samuel Taylor Cemetery. Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is in charge of arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Velda's memory to the following organization:

Samuel Taylor Cemetery

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Pat Ruble
   Posted Thu August 10, 2017
I am so sorry , I will be thinking of you all.

John Toumbs
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017
Sorry for your loss.

John and Bill

John & Pat Hubbard
   Posted Fri August 11, 2017
Loved this Dear Lady and Family Friend

Brenda Grimsley
   Posted Sat August 12, 2017
I am very sad to hear of Velda....I just seen her this summer sitting in the foyer at the home while I was visiting glad that I had that opportunity to see her one more time!!

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