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Kristin Blackwood


June 17, 1947
June 19, 2018


Kristin “Kris” Blackwood, 71, of Salem passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on June 17, 1947 the daughter of Malcom and Joy (Woodard) Blackwood in Wausau, WI.

Survivors include her loving children, Shauna Blackwood of Centralia, and Brian Smith and wife Abby of TX; cherished grandchildren, Tyson, Ahbram, Caleb, Wyatt; sisters, Virgene Smith of WI, Sandra Peterson of WI, and Janell Solinsky of WI.

Kris was preceded in death by both her parents, Malcolm and Joy Blackwood.

Kris was a member of the Humane Society of the United States. Her family remembers her compassionate heart for rescuing animals. She worked as a telephone operator at West Suburban hospital in Oak Park, IL Kris was known for her loving and compassionate spirt. She loved to make people laugh. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Per Kris’ wishes cremation rites will be accorded. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and memories of Kris may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.