Celebration of Life: Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Colon American Legion Post 454, at 1 PM. Interment to take place at Lakeside Cemetery at a later date.
Marcia Ann Blackman age 74 of Colon, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on Thursday, October 20, 2022.
Marcia was born on March 28, 1948, in Detroit, a daughter to the late Lester and Dortha (Ball) Deisch.
Marcia attended both Sturgis and Colon High Schools. She then attended Glenn Oaks Community College and then Western Michigan University where she would earn her master’s degree as one of the top 100 graduates.
On May 8, 1965, Marcia married her husband of 57 years, Glenn L. Blackman in Union City, Michigan.
Marcia was an art teacher in the Three Rivers school system for the better part of 30 years. After retiring from Three Rivers, Marcia taught one final year at Western Michigan University. In her tenure she was recognized as teacher of the year in Three Rivers, and Michigan Art Teacher of The Year in 1996 by the Michigan Art Education Association.
When Marcia wasn’t teaching, she was always busy. She was an active member of the Colon Garden Club and was responsible for the placement of the black top hats and rabbit ears all over town, as well as the building of the gazebo at Bordner Park, and the Colon Lions Club where she designed all of their magic week pins. Marcia was also a past member of the Colon School Board, Class Advisor for the Three Rivers class of 1979, she was a member of the Red Hatters, and was elected as Colon’s Citizen of The Year in 2014. Marcia enjoyed quilting and many various art projects at home, and she always did so while indulging in her favorite soda, TAB. Marcia also enjoyed traveling, and looking for her next antique. She was known for her large collection of creamers, and her teddy bear collection. Marcia and 3 of her teaching friends would travel around in search of antiques and would call themselves the Cruiser Babes.
Marcia is survived today by her husband of 57 years Glenn L. Blackman of Colon, her son John (Michelle) Blackman, grandson Timothy Hiemstra, granddaughters: Virginia (Brandon) Stoddard, and Stephanie (Jeremy) Craker, six great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, and nephews, sisters in law Marjorie Wolff, and Barbara (Bob) Folk, exchange student Carlos Correa, and so many special friends and classmates.
Marcia was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Dortha Deisch, and her in laws Leonard and Lois Blackman.
Following in her wish’s, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 1 PM at the Colon American Legion Post 454. Interment will take place in Lakeside Cemetery. The family asks in lieu of flowers that any memorial donations be directed to the Colon Garden Club or the Colon Lions Club. Memories can be shared with the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com
Victoria Y Braquet
October 23, 2022 @ 8:37 pm
My dear friend has blessed us all and we will miss her. She was an amazing friend, mother, wife, teacher and grandmother. God bless my friend and watch over her loved ones.
Victoria Y (Mandigo) Braquet
October 23, 2022 @ 8:51 pm
Marcia was my childhood friend and neighbor all through our young lives. She was a very thoughtful and talented lady with so much love and support for her family and friends. I will continue to keep her family in my prayers. I am proud to say I was one of her friends and cherished every minute we had together. God will take good care of her.
Delores Stewart LaBeau
October 29, 2022 @ 1:34 pm
Marcia was a very kind and caring person of tremendous talent. If there was a creative project for any high school event or reunion, you knew that it reflected her artistry. I’m sending my sincere sympathy to her family in hopes that her memory will give them comfort . She was a special individual who will truly be missed.
William N Brewster Jr
October 30, 2022 @ 4:58 am
I remember having Mrs. Blackman as my art teacher in Three Rivers many many years ago when I was young. She was a very nice, friendly teacher and you could see just how much she loved her job by the smile on her face. She was always very helpful as well when ever we didn’t understand something. I’ve wondered over the years how she was doing and if she was still teaching. Sorry for your loss and prayers going up for her family.
November 17, 2022 @ 11:34 am
I had the privilege of having Mrs. Blackburn as an art teacher, she would push her cart in the door stacked with clay and supplies with a smile that instantly lit up the room. I also had the distinct opportunity to work at her home in the gardens. She was the most beautiful spirit and an unforgettable gift to us all, my love and prayers to the family.