Kelly Michelle Blackman, 48, of Gardner, Kan passed away Oct. 23, 2018.
Kelly was born Oct. 1, 1970 in Gardner, Kan to Gary Michael and Connie Frances (McKay) Blackman. Kelly graduated from Olathe North High School. She grew up in Olathe and lived there for many years before moving to Gardner. Kelly worked at the Olathe Library and also worked for Savers in production. She enjoyed playing softball and was a great pitcher. She enjoyed painting by numbers and collecting dolphins. Kelly loved the Chiefs and her favorite color was pink. She lived for her daughter and grandchildren. Kelly will be dearly missed by friends and family.

She is survived by her father, Gary Blackman, Parker, Kan and mother, Connie Berger of Olathe, Kan; daughter, Shelby Blackman, Gardner, Kan; siblings: Marcella Russell, Eudora, Kan, Jeanette Blackman, Olathe, Kan, Christopher Blackman, Olathe, Kan; Trina Meister, Louisburg, Kan; Deborah Berger Friend of Brookfield, Mo; grandchildren: Elijah and Ariah.

Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am, Nov. 3, 2018 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center Gardner, Kan. Visitation will be 10:00 am before the service. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Blackman and Family Fund. Condolences may be left at