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December 17, 1939 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
Patsy Blackburn, 83, of Bardstown, Ky. passed away peacefully on August 20, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Patsy known to the many that loved her as “Mamaw”, was a native of Crum, WV. She lived in Chicago before settling in Bardstown, Ky. and worked as one of the only female forklift driver for Burroughs/Nukote, Int’l and American Greetings. She loved Scrabble and Yahtzee, Saturday morning yard sales, listening to Elvis gospel music and her family time.
She was the epitome of strength, love, perseverance, and a true matriarch to her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bee & Dolly Blackburn, her 8 siblings, and her son, Donald Stroupe.
She is survived by her children, David Stroupe, Darlene Hanson (Mike), Dolly Smith ( Charles), and Douglas Stroupe.
Her grandchildren include Tim, Daniel, Michelle, Shannon, Andrew, D.J., and Jenny as well as 17 great-grandchildren.
As mamaw would always sing, “Take Me Home country roads.”
A private graveside service will be held at Bardstown Cemetery. A Celebration of Life, for all family and friends, will be held at Cabwaylingo State Park.
William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel New Haven, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com