Trent Blackburn

HANOVERTON – Trent Allen Blackburn, 20, of Willard Road, died at 2:39 a.m. Monday at University Hospital RB &C in Cleveland following a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.

He was born July 1, 1993 in Akron, the son of Kenny and Cheryl (Ridgeway) Blackburn.

He was a member of the Fellowship of the Beloved Church.

In addition to his parents, he leaves behind his sister, Jenna Blackburn of Hanoverton; his maternal grandparents, LeRoy and Agnes Ridgeway of Hanoverton; his paternal grandparents, John and Margie Blackburn of Salineville; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the Fellowship of the Beloved Church with Pastor Rick Lautzenheiser officiating. Burial will follow at the Bethesda Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church.

The family also requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial contributions be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in care of the Fellowship of the Beloved Church, 13696 Bethesda Rd., Hanoverton, Ohio 44423.

The Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may also view Trent’s memorial webpage and send condolences online at