Susan Elizabeth Blackburn

July 31, 1974 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 47)


  Rock Falls, IL, Susan Elizabeth Blackburn, age 47, passed away suddenly on November 15, 2021 in Javon Bea Hospital, Rockford, IL.  Susan was born on July 31, 1974 in Dixon, IL; the daughter of Richard & Barbara (Warnken) Blackburn.  She graduated from Mt. Morris High School, class of 1993 in Mt. Morris, IL.  Susan was a school bus driver for Rock Falls School District.

  Susan is survived by her parents: Rick & Barb Blackburn, Mt. Morris, IL; daughter: Sarah Blackburn, Rock Falls, IL; uncle: Randy (Sheila) Warnken; aunts: Kathy (Glen) Estrada, Gail Warnken, Laura (Rick) Heath, Liz (Marcel) Hutchison, Joyce (Craig) Aska, and Bob (Deb) Fossett, Brenda King; great-aunt: Ilene (Bill) Topolski and family; cousins: Shannan (Garrett) Roberts, Fallan (Joe) Warnken, Bradley Fogle, Riley (Courtney) Warnken, Jeremy (Meghan) Warnken, Mick (Stephanie) Heath, Chris Heath, Brittni (Brandon) Walls, Katie (Emmett) Hutchison, Casey (Dusty) Frye, and John (Nikita) Aska; great-cousins: Brantley, Keller, Blayke, Jaidea, Amelia, Natalie, and Brent.

  Susan is preceded in death by her grandparents: Ernest (Betty) Warnken Jr. and Harold (Barbara) Blackburn; uncles: Ted Warnken and Nick Scholl; cousin: Angie Shuman.  

  Services will be held on Friday November 19, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL, with co-officiants Liz Hutchison and Sarah Finch-Sipes.  Cremation rites will follow the services.  Visitation will be held on Friday November 19, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. until service time in Finch Funeral Home.

  In lieu of flowers memorials to be established.

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