Norma V. H. Blake


WEEMS—Norma Virginia (Hann) Blake, 93, of Weems and Kilmarnock passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Norma is survived by her son, Dr. F. Edward Blake, Jr. and daughter-in-law Dr. Barbara R. (Jamie) Blake of Kilmarnock, and by her sister-in-law Bernadette S. Hann of Portland, OR.

She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Major Francis E. Blake, USMC (Ret.), by her parents, William O. Hann and Jeannette C. Hann, and by her brother, Raymond C. Hann.

Norma was born in Greenmount, Maryland on September 15, 1924, where she spent her early years until her family moved to Baltimore.  Prior to, and following, her Forest Park High School graduation in 1942, and during and immediately after World War II, she worked for the federal government as a highly-skilled secretary.  When Norma and her husband were married in 1946, she became a “Marine Corps Wife” (which she was so proud to be) and continued her work for the federal government.  After she gave birth to their son, she later worked as a school secretary in Norfolk, and then accepted a position as a secretary until being promoted to administrative assistant at the Reynold’s Metals Corporation in Richmond, retiring with her husband to Weems in 1978.

She served on the Board of Directors of Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, was a member of the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, and was very active in the Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she and her husband were longtime members and sang in the choir.  Norma loved people, enjoyed life, and was completely and faithfully devoted to her husband and family.

A private graveside service was held at the Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, PO Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA  22560 whose staff provided wonderful support and care.

Currie Funeral Home of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.



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