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Avis Blackburn passes away at age 93

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Avis Blackburn, age 93 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on March 29, 2020.

She was born on August 22, 1926, to Thomas and Sarah Norman at Culp Creek, Arkansas. She moved to Fredonia, KY, at an early age and graduated from Fredonia High School as Class Valedictorian. Avis worked at Kentucky Utilities in Marion and Eddyville, KY, for many years.

In 1978 Avis married Walter Blackburn of Princeton, KY. They lived there until Walter's death in 2004. She then moved to Valparaiso to be near her family. Avis is survived by son, Lowell (June) Norman; three grandchildren, Tim (Lisa) Norman, Nancy (Tom) Kleckner and Michael (Marcy) Norman; seven great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter.

Avis is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, three brothers, one sister and four half brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation in Avis' name to a charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Online condolences can be given at





Posted 3/31/2020





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