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Frances J. (Blackburn) Kirk

April 28, 1940 ~ June 27, 2019 (age 79)
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Frances J. Kirk, 79, of Atlanta and formerly of Warren, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:10 pm in Emory University Hospital Midtown following complications following open heart surgery.

She was born on April 28, 1940 in Warren the daughter of the late Reynolds Allen Blackburn and Vernell Jarrett.

Frances attended Howland High School and was involved in 4-H and Vista Organization.  She had various jobs working at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, area nursing homes and the TNT Bar.

Frances enjoyed sewing, taking care of flowers and spending time with her family.  She loved butterflies.  Frances truly lived life to its fullest.

Fond memories of Frances will be cherished by two brothers Reynolds Jr. and Donald Blackburn both of Warren; a sister Barbara Logan of Columbus; five sons Anthony of Las Vegas, Andrew of South Carolina, Maurice and Ashley both of Warren and Willie Jr. of Peachtree Corners, GA; four daughters Elmira Kirk of Warren, Katherine Keith of Hinesville, GA, Shelley Stokes of Warren and Kimberly Young of Peachtree Corners, GA; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Frances was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth “Kenny” Blackburn.

Friends may call on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. in the funeral home.

Services will take place on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home with Pastor Melvin Howard Sr., Pastor of St. James COGIC in Warren, officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.

Family will receive friends at the home of Shelley Stokes, 2040 Stewart Dr. NW, Warren, Ohio 44485 and again for a Repass at Captain’s Sports Bar and Lounge, 2077 Elm Road, Warren, Ohio 44483 following the service Saturday.

Caring and Professional arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, Ohio 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to

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