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Julia Katherine (Doyel) Blackburn

October 16, 1932 — November 30, 2021

Mrs. Julia Katherine (Doyel) Blackburn, age 89, of Franklin, KY, passed away on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 at the Hopkins Center, in Woodburn, KY.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Franklin, KY.  Visitation will continue on Friday, December 3rd from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM with burial to follow in Plano Cemetery, 600 Plano Richpond Road, in Bowling Green, KY.

Katherine was born on October 16th, 1932 in Warren County, KY to the late Elder William Scott “W.S.” Doyel, and the late Hazel Alice (Long) Doyel.  She is also preceded in death by an infant sister, Betty Doyel, and 3 brothers, Billy Doyel, Larry Doyel and Elder Jimmy Doyel.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Earl Ray Blackburn; a daughter, Wanda Hayes (Danny) of Bowling Green, KY; 2 grandchildren, Stacy Huntsman (Stephen) and Megan Carter (David); 6 great-grandchildren, Trey Huntsman, Alex Huntsman, Allison Huntsman, Scotty Carter, Marlie Carter and Samuel Carter; sisters-in-law, Shirley Doyel of Bowling Green, KY, Sylvia Doyel of Bowling Green, KY and Joann Doyel of Auburn, KY; and several nieces and nephews.

Katherine was raised in the Baptist faith.  She was retired from Siemens Corporation.  Katherine was an artist and could make clothing without a pattern.  She loved butterflies and all animals.  Katherine enjoyed her and Earl’s trips to New Orleans, Gatlinburg and Florida.  She had an eye for minute details.  Katherine was caring and loved her family very much.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com . The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Julia Katherine (Doyel) Blackburn, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Friday, December 3, 2021

6:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 3, 2021

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325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Interment following funeral service

Friday, December 3, 2021

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