Germaine attended Tell City High School and worked for General Electric until her retirement in 1976. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Germaine always enjoyed the company of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching Tell City sports, and in her later years, crosswords and bingo.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Blackford; her parents, Henry and Margaret Hess; children, Charles I. and Charmaine Sue; her brother, Irvin Hess; sisters, Ella and Elizabeth; and a granddaughter, Rachel Blackford.
Germaine is survived by her sons, Clarke (Kathy) Blackford of Tell City, and Craig (Connie) Blackford of Newburgh; 11 grandchildren, Barbie Mehne, Angela Hodges, Christopher Blackford, Bobbi Satterfield, Julie McMurtry, Wesley Sprinkle, Greg Blackford, Amy Blackford, Nathan Blackford, Molly Mackey and David Blackford; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the staff at Oakwood Health Campus who took great care of mom, to Dr. Eric Kleeman, Gentiva Hospice, and to the volunteers of St. Paul’s Church.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. CST at Zoercher- Gillick Funeral Home.