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Mariah J. Blaeckbourn-Crahen

Mariah J. Blaeckbourn-Crahen, age 55, of Mansfield, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, February 18, 2019 at her home.

Mariah was born June 19, 1963 in Shelby, the daughter of Donald and Marilyn (Phelps) Blackburn. She was a 1981 graduate of Shelby High School and furthered her education at Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing where she received her Registered Nurse Degree. She later attended Ashland University earning a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Mariah had a love and passion for nursing. She began working in the coronary intensive care unit at Mansfield General prior to moving to Shelby Memorial Hospital where she started in the step-down unit and later moved into the emergency department where she spent the majority of her career. Mariah desired to further her career earning a Master of Science in Nursing, becoming a nurse practitioner. As a nurse practitioner she worked at Ashland Samaritan Emergency Department, Mansfield Memorial Home, Mansfield Senior High School through Third Street Family Health Services and was currently employed at the main location of Third Street Family Health Services in Mansfield.

Mariah was an avid reader, enjoyed quilting and crocheting, and loved English cinema. True to her nursing nature, she had a passion for rescuing stray animals. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby.

On June 27, 1987, Mariah married Robert Paul “Rob” Crahen and he survives along with their son, Zackariah Boyd B. Crahen; her father: Donald (Marilyn) Blackburn of Bishop, CA; and a sister in law: Kathy White of TN. Mariah’s mother and her brother, Donald Blackburn, II, preceded her in death.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where the Mohican District Ohio Nurses Association will conduct the Nightingale Tribute at 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Fr. Chris Mileski celebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland County Human Society, Third Street Family Health Services, or Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Mary Martin says:

    my heart goes out to you all…..I had the honor of working with her for a good part of her Ed time……she was loved by many and loved being a nurse.

  2. Sonda Lou Letts says:

    Rob & Zack I can’t begin to express how sad I feel for your loss. It is with a sad heart I recall all the time we spent in 1980 camping and attending each others weddings. Mariah was always so kind and thoughtful having a helping hand for everyone…she will truly be missed truly Sonda Lou Letts

  3. Erik Gallion says:

    Our hearts go out to Mariah’s family and those whose lives she touched.
    Well done thou faithful servant. Until we meet again.

  4. Alicia Cervinski says:

    Had the pleasure of working with this precious soul and she will be missed. Praying for her family and friends to have peace in their healing that she is in a better place.

  5. Ginny Cyrus Roub says:

    To Mariah’s family,

    I knew her as Mel, or Toasty. Myself, Mel, and my younger sister Helen spent a lot of time when we were younger dreaming about he Hardy Boys, and just in general talking about girl stuff. I went with Mel to take her hair styling test. She was the first person to ever color my hair, or perm it, things I haven’t thought about in years. I was also very close to her brother Don.

    I was so sad to hear of her passing.

    Please know that your family are in my prayers. Prayers for strength, prayers to take each day sometimes one second at a time. There are no words that can make this easier, or lessen your pain. Just please know that she was such a wonderful person, and always has been, even as a young girl. She was loved by all who knew her, and she loved her family so much. And she has a beautiful family.

    Ginny Cyrus Roub

  6. Christine Goeppinger says:

    Rob and Zach so sorry for tour loss its been many years since we have seen each other.we know its hard but her memory will remain now she is in Gods hands our deepest heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family may she rest in peace

  7. Frederick Green says:

    Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God’s unfailing love will soften the hurt you’re feeling and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. How? Revelation 21:4 tells us that soon everything that causes us pain, including death, will be gone forever. We also have the hope of our loved ones being resurrected here on earth, as Acts 24:15 tells us. I do hope you find comfort in this.
    Though I did not know your loved one, she sound like a beautiful person. I am touched by your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  8. Kristin Browning says:

    Mariah was a very influential person in my life. Not only did she care for my father after his stroke when I was unable to she has mentored me throughout my career as an NP. She lite a fire in my heart for long-term care patients and it will burn forever. I will be eternally grateful for her love and support in my life. I am thinking of you Zach and Rob. You were her world and she loved you so much. Zach I have never met you but I feel like I know you because she talked about you so much and was so proud of you!

  9. Diana Lynn Bail says:

    I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I worked with Mariah in Shelby ER. She is far too young to be gone from this world. May she live in peace in Gods hands. Her gift in the Medical field will be missed by all she came in contact with. May her family live in peace knowing the incredible contribution she made to everyone’s life

  10. Annie @ TSFHS says:

    I worked with Mariah for to short of a time-she was always so happy and spread her cheer to everyone-she will be greatly missed-heaven truly does have another beautiful angel-my thoughts and prayers are with the family-GOD Bless you-Annie Hershey

  11. Sommar @ TSFHS says:

    My sympathy goes out to Mariah’s family. I worked with her at Third Street and she was a wonderful person and very talented in her job. She touched many lives in such a positive way. She is greatly missed. My wish is that her family can one day find peace in her loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sommar

  12. Tom Hadley says:

    I wish to express my sympathys to all the family and especially to Don in California who was a good friend of mine in years past. May peace be with you. God bless you all. Tom Hadley

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