Marilee Cleland Blackledge

August 26, 1930December 2, 2011

Marilee Cleland Blackledge, 81, of Greensburg, passed away on December 2, 2011. She was born on August 26, 1930 in Decatur County, IN the daughter of Benjamin Morton and Amelia Cleland. She was a 1948 graduate of Sandusky High School. On October 25, 1955 she married John W. Blackledge in Letts, IN. Marilee was a homemaker and attended the 1st Church of God. Survivors include: Husband- John W. Blackledge of Greensburg, Daughter-Susan (Gordon) Burgess of Greensburg, Step-Son- Ronnie (Cheryl) Blackledge of Oconomowoc, WI, Grandchildren- Hillary (Shilo) Shrader of Greensburg, Stephanie Burgess of Austin, TX, Jenni (Paul) Jumes, of North Carolina, Valerie (Mark) Lorenz, and Chris (Erica) Blackledge both of St. Paul, MN, Great Grandchildren- Madeline, Adrien, and Liam Shrader, Preston and Teagan Lorenz, Meghan and Erin Jumes, and Darby Blackledge, Brother Arthur (Carolyn) Cleland of Milroy. She was preceded in death by: Mother- Amelia Lauer Cleland, Father- Morton Cleland, Son- John Michael Blackledge, Sister- Imogene Davis, Brothers- Merrill Cleland, Lester Cleland, and Walter Cleland. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland- Howe Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Gilliland-Howe on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. John Mattern will be officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Anthony Griesehop

December 9, 2011

Sorry for your loss John. Known both of you for many years. Your family is in my prayers.

Mary Keers (Scheidler)

December 6, 2011

Susan, you and your family are in our prayers. May God comfort you in this time of grief and loss.

Roberta Trolinder

December 6, 2011


Thinking of you and your family.

Diana Scudder

December 6, 2011

John you are in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering the long talks Marilee and I had. You need anything please feel free to call on us.

Paulanne Hampton

December 6, 2011

My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.

Judy Gansert

December 5, 2011

Susan, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. We know so well the feeling of loss, but your wonderful memories with your mom will comfort you. She was a wonderful lady. We will miss her!!!

Loveland Hendricks

December 5, 2011

Thinking of you and your family, sending our love and prayers.
Uncle Neil, Aunt Love, Sara, & Wendi

American Heart Association

December 4, 2011

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.