Margaret L. Blackman, age 97, of Corning, died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Guthrie Corning Hospital.\n\n\nShe married Harold Blackman on April 27, 1948 and was predeceased by him in 2005. She was a communicant of All Saints Parish. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1934 and Gregg Business School in 1936. Margaret was employed in offices of various Corning stores before retiring from the bookstore at Corning Community College in 1982. For many years, she was a Girl Scout Leader. She was also a member of Corning Gem Club, Home Bureau groups, and an election inspector. Margaret enjoyed sewing, rug making, crafts, quilting, and was a member of the Embroidery Guilds of America. After retiring, she and her husband spent a great deal of time traveling with their camper. Mostly, she enjoyed the company of her family.\n\n\nShe is survived by three daughters, Carole Beck, Sheila (Charles) Kiegler, and Mary Kay (Dan) Smyers; grandchildren, Shelley Lawrence, Megan (John) Clark, Robert (Wendy) Lawrence, Kristine (Vince) DiLaura, Steven Beck, and Kathleen (Gary) Mattison; several great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Scheb. Margaret was preceded in death by two brothers, Lt. Robert and Arthur Scheb.\n\n\nAt Margaret's request, there will be no calling hours and family graveside services will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.\n\n\nMargaret's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.