Erma L. Blair

    Erma Lucille "Lucy" Blair, 82, passed away at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    Lucy was born on April 20, 1931, in Wells County to Arnold and Gladys (Haughton) Ivins. She married Carl L. Blair on May 12, 1956, in Fountain City. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1993.
    She graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1949. She was a homemaker and worked at Kitco in Bluffton. She retired from C.T.S. in Berne in 1993. She enjoyed spending time with her family, puzzles and watching birds, football, basketball and Nascar. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Bluffton.
    She is survived by her family, Larry (Joanne) Ivins of Indianapolis, Rick Blair of Indianapolis, Vickie (Jerry) Ripple of Bluffton, Jack (Terri) Blair of Ossian, Cindy (Brian) Koester of Fort Wayne and Mike (Mary) Blair of Bluffton; six grandchildren, Jesse (Sara) Blair of Carmel, Ryan Blair of Bluffton, Jordan Blair of Ossian, Nicole Blair of Bluffton and Brianna Koester of Fort Wayne; and siblings, Viginia Ivins of Bluffton, Kaye (Juanita) Ivins of Bluffton and Ivan Ivins of Keystone; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Ivins of Bluffton.
    She is preceded in death by a grandson, Chase Blair; and a brother Edson Ivins.
    Visitation will be from 2 - 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Thomas/Rich, Chaney and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton with Rev. Paul Hunterman officiating.
    Burial will take place at Stahl Cemetery in Wells County.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the memorial of the donor's choice.
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