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“To Roy Blackwood, My sincere sympathy to you at this time. Jim Mitchell, Grove City,PA brother of Mary Mullinny & John Mitchell ”
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“Dear Uncle Roy and Family, As I sit at the computer, I'm wishing that I could be with you as you gather in New Concord today. I just viewed the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanne Thompson - VA - Niece

“Dear Roy & Family, I'll never forget my first Thanksgiving in the USA. It was November, 1950. You invited to spend Thanksgiving with you and Margie ...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: (Rev) Bassam Michael Madany - IN

“As the Christmas season approaches and I view the picture of Margie and the family, I can't help but think back to the Graham celebrations each...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Graham Dailey - Millersburg, OH

“Margie and Roy were instrumental in my becoming a Christian. My brothers and sister became Christians afterwards. As a college freshman, I picked...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Burns - Avon, IN

“Roy, I recall several decades ago when you and your wife graciously offered a night's hospitality and a meal to a hitch-hiking Covenanter lad on...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jonathan Adamd - State College, PA

“Roy, we were saddened by your great loss. Margie was a wonderful woman who was a real testimony to her love of our Lord. Ever since I was in your...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jean and Glenn McFarland - FL

“Many fond memories from the past. Living and learning from a Godly family back in 1964 (being a young Christian), encouraged in my life. Glad for...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Karl and Mary Meeker - PA

“Dear Roy, My heart grieves for you at the loss of your best friend. Margie was a great example for me to follow As you know I've lost my best...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Whitehouse - WINTERVILLE, GA

“Dear Roy and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. At the same time, we rejoice with you, knowing the Margie is in her heavenly home,...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Dean and Nancy Smith - PA

“Dear Roy, Years ago I remember you saying to a group of us, then young, adults that there was always love were your wife was. And there was! Even in...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Brown Burns - Brownsburg, IN

“Dear Blackwood Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - IN

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Margaret Elizabeth Graham (Margie) Blackwood, 86, of Carmel and Zionsville, IN was called home to be with her beloved Lord Jesus Christ on November 16, 2011. Margie was born June 30, 1925 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania to Rev. Dr. Thomas E. and Wilba K. Barber Graham. They preceded her in death as did her brothers David, Paul, and Wylie. After graduating from Ambridge High School, Margie worked for a ship builder in Ambridge making landing ship transports for the US Navy during World War II. Later she attended Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA where she graduated with a degree in Secondary Education. In 1948 she married Roy Blackwood who was in seminary to become a pastor in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.

Mrs. Blackwood was a teacher for 19 years in the Indianapolis area. For most of that time she taught English, Social Studies, and Guidance in the Junior High classes of Indianapolis Public School 55. Margie was very artistic. She wrote poetry, some of which was published. She developed a talent for watercolor painting, but her greatest enjoyment came from music, and she played the piano all through her life. She wrote many songs and composed music. Her lovely voice had a wide range with which she harmonized well with others, often improvising.

She was a Proverbs 31 pastor's wife to Roy. Her support enabled him to concentrate on the ministry. She also had her own very active and godly influence in the lives of the women in the church through counseling, Sabbath School, Bible studies, and at the Brown County Women's Retreats. Margie touched the lives of generations of children through the Covenanter Hour and Junior Church classes each Sabbath. She travelled widely with her husband through Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Australia, and around the world twice, meeting with churches, government and church leaders, and Christian organizations.

Mrs. Blackwood is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Roy Blackwood, her children, William Andrew Blackwood (Lynda) of Scotland, Elizabeth May Brodie (Robert) of England, and Robert Roy Blackwood (Toni) of Ft. Wayne, IN. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Hannah Woods (Jonathan), Peter Blackwood, Kathryn Reinhart (Tony), Thomas Blackwood, Graham Blackwood, her great granddaughter Evangeline Joy Woods, and her sister Ruth Duncan of McMurray, PA.

The funeral service will be held at Second Reformed Presbyterian Church, 4800 North Michigan Road, at 11:00 am Friday December 16. Friends may call the evening before, on Thursday, December 15 at the same location, from 3:00 - 7:00pm, and at 10:00 - 11:00am Friday before the service. The burial service will be in the New Concord Cemetery, Friendship Drive, New Concord, OH on Saturday December 17 at 11:00 am, followed by a remembrance reception at the New Concord United Methodist Church, 20 E. High Street, New Concord, OH.

Online condolences may be sent to Memorial contributions can be sent to Second Reformed Presbyterian Church, 4800 North Michigan Road, Indpls, IN 46228.

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