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Wileen Blackwell

February 28, 1979 February 11, 2022
Wileen Blackwell
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Wileen (Kowalick) Blackwell, 42, of Pottsville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning in her residence.

Born in Lost Creek on February 28, 1979, she was the daughter of William L. and Colleen J. (Mack) Kowalick.

She was a 1997 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School and attended Penn State University majoring in Psychology.

Wileen was a member of St. Patrick R.C.C., where she also taught Sunday School.

She worked as a Nurses Aide at Schuylkill Center for 18 years.

Wileen was very active with Boy Scout of America Troop 615, Pottsville.

She enjoyed traveling, visiting Gettysburg and taking in all its history, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Wileen is survived by her husband, Jeffrey A. Blackwell, to whom she was married 19 years; her special “nephew”, William Horning; sister, Emmeline Lewis, wife of Chad, of Pottsville; niece, Wyatt Margaret; “special niece”, Lilly Settle; and Quinn Harper.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday evening, February 17th, at 7:30 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating. A visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until the time of service.

The family request contributions in Wileen’s memory be sent to: Hillside SPCA, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com.

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