Cathy Ann Blackman
August 17, 1945 - May 29, 2018
Cathy Ann Blackman, 72 of Zionsville, Indiana entered the gates of heaven on May 29, 2018. She was born August 17, 1945 to the late Edward H. and Mae E. (Ellis) Miller in Riverside, CA. After her father returned from his service to our country during World War II their family returned to Peru, IN. She was a 1963 graduate from Peru High School. Cathy lived in Peru, Indiana until her marriage to James Robert Blackman on April 17, 1965 which they celebrated 45 years of marriage. She dearly loved her husband, children, extended family, church family, and friends from the numerous cities where the Blackman’s lived. Cathy enjoyed being a Homemaker and raising her children. She played the piano beautifully and enjoyed working at the Zionsville Optometry when her children were older. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown, IN. Cathy loved to travel with her husband and was a loving caregiver to many. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James R. Blackman, her many treasured aunts, uncles, cousins, additional family and friends. She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Blackman, 48 and Julie Ann Blackman, 46 both of Zionsville, IN, sisters, Susan Davis of Riverside, CA, Debra Davis of Peru, IN, sisters-in-law, Judy Blackman Mills of Sunmerville, SC, Jan (John) Blackman Hartman of Spring Hill, TN, aunt, Shirley L. Gillenwater of Ft. Wayne, IN, many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and her beloved grandcats. Services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at PM with David Webster officiating at Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care-Zionsville with visitation there 5-7 PM. Additional services will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 in the Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel in Peru, IN at 2PM with visitation there 12-2PM. The family suggests memorial gifts be directed to Cancer Support Community Central Indiana -5150 W. 71st Street Indianapolis, IN 46268.
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