Anna Irene Barnhill High Blacksten was born in Polo, Missouri, on July 16, 1928, and passed away on March 23, 2011, in Independence, Missouri. 

Anna Irene Barnhill High Blacksten was born in Polo, Missouri, on July 16, 1928, and passed away on March 23, 2011, in Independence, Missouri.  

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Blacksten; 3 brothers; 2 sisters and 1 great grandson.  

She is survived by 4 children: David High, Rosemary Shook, Vickie McBee and Steven High.  She has 12 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  

There will be graveside services only at 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Orrick, Missouri.  

Family requests flowers only for the graveside service.

For the guestbook, to leave condolences for the Blacksten family, visit www.newsalemfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements:  New Salem Funeral Home, (816)796-8600.