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
A memorial service
will be held at a later date.
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
can be given at